Oops, noticed her name on the book is actually Robinson. I purchased this buying guide before back in 2003 and again in 2004. I had questions then, but didn't know about CH:) Today I ordered the 2007 book from Amazon because it was about 6 bucks and I figured why not? But here's what I was wondering: 1. Is the book any good as far as recommendations? 2. From what I recall there was never any vintage year mentioned, so are you to assume it's what you can get in your wine store right now? 3. Are there any other books that you might recommend as buying guides? My husband and I would like to start to explore new wines, but would love recommendations. So far, I basically go to Total Wine with my budget in mind and kind of just toss stuff in the cart. I then drink up and keep some notes in a notebook for future reference. Thanks!