Four of Australia's leading wine scientists collaborate to produce the most current and accurate text on wine appreciation. Serious academic presentation of the customary topics from wine history to food and wine pairing are provided with profuse color illustration. Used as a textbook in many Australian universities, this book gives a balanced view of grape growing and wine making practices throughout the world. Popular topics such as organic and biodynamic viticulture are explained. Detailed instructions on tasting and evaluating wine are provided and well illustrated with color photos. It is suitable as a course textbook or as a self tutorial for the serious wine consumer.