Veseth, a wine writer and professor emeritus at the University of Puget Sound, has penned an informative work that will entertain any wine lover. Drawing inspiration from Jules Verne's classic novel, Veseth becomes a latter-day Phileas Fogg, bringing his reader on an adventure in wine history, grape cultivars, geography, climate, and economics that follows the fictional character's journey around the world. Since he limits his sampling to just eighty wines, readers might likely disagree with his wine choices from some well-known regions and marvel at the existence of wine in others. Really, Pinot Noir in Kenya? But the reader is given justification for choices made... [T]he wealth of material and the author's thoroughly enjoyable approach make this a valuable addition to any collection. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.