"Exploring Wine is a grand tour. The writing is lively. The content is rich. It is a wine lover's guidebook, a wine professional's manual. It is highly opinionated, which makes it particularly entertaining. It contains many insights into wine lists, how wines are priced, and alternatives to Chardonnay and Cabernet, which make it extremely helpful for wine professionals and consumers alike. This is a great book. Drink it in."-Joy Sterling, CEO, Iron Horse Vineyards, Green Valley, California"A musthave resource for the weekend novice drinker and the everyday tasting professional."-Joseph Bastianich, Restaurateur: Babbo, Esca, Lupa, Becco, Otto, Mozza,Del Posto, Bar Jamón, Casa Mono, and The Spotted Pig; Proprietor, Italian Wine Merchants; Owner, Bastianich Winery; coauthor, Vino Italiano"A large jewel and a classic. I intend to use it as a reference and forinspiration. SALUTE!"-Piero Selvaggio, Proprietor, Valentino, Los Angeles and Las Vegas"One of the most intelligent, most easily understood books on the subject of wine growing that I have ever used."-Scott McLeod, Winemaker, Rubicon Estate Winery, Napa Valley, California; Wine Enthusiast magazine 2009 Winemaker of the Year"Kolpan, Smith, and Weiss received the 2009 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award for their book, WineWise, an award that is part of our ongoing commitment toward recognizing excellence in all aspects of the wine industry. Their new edition of Exploring Wine is for anyone with an interest in wine, from enthusiastic novices to serious wine lovers."-Georges Duboeuf, wine producer, Beaujolais, FranceKolpan, Steven is the author of 'Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Guide to Wines of the World', published 2010 under ISBN 9780471770633 and ISBN 0471770639.