Wine experts internationally w focus on Rhone style wines, as Australia's Grange Hermitage is repeatedly recognized as the world's greatest red wine. Four continents are explored to track down the top Rhone-style wines of the world. Classics such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape are covered as well as the finest New World examples of Shiraz, Grenache, Mouvedre and Viognier. Visits over 220 wine estates, evaluates more than 1500 individual wines and highlights the good values. Regional styles of France, California, Australia and South Africa are described. Spectacular color photographs.