Reading the The Wines of Greece: A Journey in Enjoyment is like sitting next to the author, oenologist Maria Netsika, as she guides you on an instructive and enjoyable tour of Greek vineyards. The author conveys her considerable knowledge of the subject in an engaging manner, telling just enough to set the context and pique the reader’s interest. She is authoritative without ever letting go of the connection between wine and pleasure. Netsika introduces each winegrowing region of Greece in turn, with an intriguing morsel of history and legend – think of the crafty Odysseus getting the Cyclops drunk – followed by concise information about soil, climate, grape varieties grown there and local wineries. The appendix contains a useful over view of legislation covering Greek wines and appellations, a glossary of wine-tasting terms, an index of wineries, photographs of wineries as well as a general index.