I just read a very useful (and compact) book on “Understanding Wine Labels” by Simon Woods. Easy format, well-written, this book has all the information in it but it is not confusing or “high-brow”. The author has also written another book, “I Don’t Know Much About Wine, But I Know What I Like”. I’ve just started reading it so I’ll post my impressions shortly. In the meantime, get “Understanding Wine Labels”. You’ll be able to decipher a great deal more of the “wine speak” and consequently you’ll become a much more educated shopper!