One of the best wine books available is published annually by Tom Stevenson: WINE REPORT 2009. This book is a compilation of opinions and assesments of all the wine regions of the world with respect to the most recent available vintage, as well as recent past vintages. But it goes beyond that with recomendations of top wineries as well as new and up-and-coming ones, recent news and trends and much more. There is detail from each region by a "specialist" wine writer hand selected by Mr. Stevenson. This means that there are a variety of writing styles and opinions expressed throughout this book. The amount of info here is great for the wine professional, but can be used by the enthusiast as well. Check it out - you'll get a new one every year - the book is released every October. About $15, or less.