This beautiful and easy-to-use cookbook features more than 75 innovative food and wine pairings compiled by the expert editorial team at Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Filled with delectable full-color photographs, the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Wine and Food Pairings Cookbook is sure to be appreciated by everyone from serious wine lovers to occasional wine drinkers.With chapters that are organized by wine styles?from soft, easy reds to light, aromatic whites?this cookbook guides wine and food lovers to easily choose a wine and plan a delectable meal around it. The mouthwatering recipes come from top chefs and culinary stylemakers around the globe, from simple dishes that are ideal for a last-minute weekday meal to elegant, exotic feasts that will serve as centerpiece to a stylish special occasion. Each recipe is creatively paired with the best, and most interesting, wines from around the world, and Wine 101 sidebars break down the need-to-know facts about the styles of wines showcased. This indispensable guide also includes a comprehensive vintage chart listing the great grape varieties of the wine world and the key characteristics of each.