There's a revolution in winemaking going on—and it's not coming from the traditional countries, like France, Italy or Germany. With almost breathtaking speed, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa have begun to set the standards for great taste at a good price. Their phenomenally fresh flavors are winning awards everywhere. Step into this New World of wine, where the sacred cows of production have been overthrown and innovative approaches rule. Meet the influential winemakers whose produces have won over the world market. For each nation covered, there's a timeline with historical highlights, a visit to the major wine regions, and a description of the principal grape varieties to guide future purchases. Boxed features include legends, facts, and figures, and other intriguing wine trivia. Numerous color photos capture the grape-filled farmlands, the winemaking process, and of course, glasses filled with reds, whites, and sparkling wines to tempting you'll want to rush right to the store!