'Wines of Italy' simplifies the vast array of grape varieties, wine zones and producer names, systematically covering the country, region by region from North to South. The book begins with a glossary of the language of Italian wine and this is accompanied by detailed advice on classifications and wine lables. A comprehensive list of Italy's important grape varieties follow, illustrated with regional profiles and maps. Wines from each region are described, with star ratings and vintage details. Each regional profile concludes with a review of its specialities, with suggestions made for accompanying wines. 'Wines of Italy' has been revised and updated for 2002 and offers clear information at a glance.