I'm sort of ashamed to say I don't know much at all about wine and I'm sure I am often drinking the "wrong" wine with whatever food I'm eating (well, it tastes like it anyway because sometimes the same bottle of wine tastes great with my meal and then other times it's awful). I'd love to buy a book that will explain wine and grapes, and also some basic concepts for pairing wine with food, so that I can expand my horizons beyond pinot noir and zinfandel. I often see recipes that recommend specific bottles of wine, which for some reason I never can find, and then I don't know enough about wine to figure out a decent substitution. Do any of you have recommendations for a good wine reference? Thanks for any help in advance!