Absolutely unique and astonishingly comprehensive--a completely new selection of 9,000 French wines selected from 30,000 tasted blind--this ultimate guide to the most delicious fruit of the vine offers suggestions so irresistible you'll just have to run out and try them. Each entry includes an amazing 20 separate pieces of information--many given in wonderfully compact symbols and found in this book alone--including the number of bottles produced and the area cultivated. And, there are 49 detailed maps and four indexes, so you can look up a wine by its name, producer, appellation, or commune. For every wine-making region in France, you'll get the latest news on the past year's vintage, from the very best to others perfect for the daily dinner table. Every one is recommended. Whether you're setting up a wine cellar, work in the business, or are just an aficionado, you can't go wrong following this advice!