Wine is more popular than ever, with wine consumption increasing for 13 years straight. And Karen MacNeil's revised second edition of The Wine Bible is the indispensable guide for novices, experts, and everyone in-between. Like the first edition, MacNeil opens with a chapter on "Mastering Wine,¿ including sections on What Makes Wine Wine, How to Taste Like a Professional, and What Are the 10 Important Questions Every Wine Drinker Asks (with their answers). She goes on to explore the wine regions of each wine-producing country¿including sections on the vineyards, grapes, history and culture, foods, wineries, and flavors and characteristics of wines of the region. She writes not only about the great classic regions (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany), but also the newer regions in China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. In friendly, conversational tone that made her first edition so incredibly popular, she answers questions like "Are Women Better Wine Tasters than Men?¿ and explains "The Myth of Cabernet and Chocolate.¿ No wine book in the world is more comprehensive and accurate than MacNeil's revised edition of The Wine Bible. Painstakingly re-researched, it conveys her incredible and infectious passion for wine.