This was an interesting read that significantly expanded my knowledge on wine. Yet it wasn't a clinical, textbook sort of read. For instance, there are a few chapters on specific wine making regions. These were interesting but it probably would have been a dry (pun) read if the whole book was a chapter on each region. But it mercifully moves on to the drama of wine critics and the finer points of hosting wine-tasting parties. A couple of the characters are very interesting and entertaining (one vintner that spouts one-liners non-stop) and the others are competently described.
Overall well written, enjoyable, and educational. I don't recall exactly what it was but something about the first chapter didn't enthuse me...I recommend that you keep reading.