This clear and concise primer provides detailed coverage of all the major wine styles and regions, together with introductory notes on the history of wine, viticulture, winemaking, and blind tasting. It seeks throughout to examine in what ways a particular wine is unique and different from other, similar wines. For example, why and in what ways is Pauillac, in Bordeaux, different from Pomerol, also in Bordeaux? Why and in what ways is Mosel Riesling different from Riesling from the Rheingau, or the Nahe, or Alsace, Austria, or Australia? Written by former members of the Oxford University Blind Tasting Society, this book is dedicated to all wine lovers, and should prove particularly useful to competitive blind tasters, higher level students, winemakers, wine traders, and sommeliers.