New York star chef Tom Colicchio said it best: The Food & Wine Wine Guide is “like having a sommelier with you” every time you choose a wine. And the new 2007 edition is the best yet! Brought to you by America's most trusted and popular publication on the pleasures of the table, this authoritative book is now even more user-friendly than before. Reflecting the make-up of the wine market (and the layout of wine shops), it features two major sections: Old World and New World, with wine-producing countries organized alphabetically in each. Plus, the fresh new design makes navigation simpler than ever. As in previous editions, New York wine expert Jamal A. Rayyis rates nearly 1,500 of the most drinkable wines from all the world's major wine-producing regions, spanning the traditional giants--California, France, and Italy--to the exciting up-and-coming names in South America, Australia, Portugal, and Eastern Europe. Written in layman's language, with a minimum of wine speak, Rayyis's ratings are concise, clear, and easy to grasp at a glance. And his recommendations include all price ranges, with an emphasis on wines that offer the best value for the dollar. In addition, the 2007 version is loaded with special features, including an invaluable Food & Wine Pairing Chart, a Bargain Wine Finder, a Wine Tasting Guide, the Year in Wine review, and two dozen fascinating sidebars covering everything from the latest trends in wine-making to emerging regions and star vineyards.