Wine For Dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118331788
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The #1 wine book—now updated! The art of winemaking may be a time-honored tradition dating back thousands of years, but today, wine is trendier and hotter than ever. Now, wine experts and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan have revised their popular Wine For Dummies to deliver an updated, down-to-earth look at what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been updated! If you're a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies will get you up to speed on what's in and help you take your hobby to the next level. If you're new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you've been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics, like navigating restaurant wine lists, deciphering wine labels, dislodging stubborn corks, and so much more. Includes updated information on wine regions throughout the world, including the changes that have taken place in Chile, Argentina, parts of Eastern Europe, the Mt. Etna region in Sicily, among other wine regions in Italy and California's Sonoma Coast Covers what's happening in the "Old World" of wine, including France, Italy, and Spain, and gets you up-to-speed on what's hot (and what's not) in the "New World" of Wine, including the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand Features updated vintage charts and price guidelines Covers wine bloggers and the use of smartphone apps Wine For Dummies is not just a great resource and reference, it's a good read. It's full-bodied, yet light...rich, yet crisp...robust, yet refreshing....

Pairing Food And Wine For Dummies

Author: John Szabo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118399579
Size: 63.86 MB
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Offers tips for creating perfect wine and food pairings, addressing the science behind pairings, how wine reacts with different foods, selecting wine for special occasions, and how the size of a glass affects a wine's taste.

Wine For Dummies

Author: McCarthy
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0470107790
Size: 50.92 MB
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Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been extensively updated! If you’re a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition will get you up to speed on what’s in and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you’re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you’ve been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics: How to handle snooty wine clerks, navigate restaurant wine lists, decipher cryptic wine labels, and dislodge stubborn corks How to sniff and taste wine How to store and pour wine and pair it with food Four white wine styles: fresh, unoaked; earthy; aromatic; rich, oaky Four red wine styles: soft, fruity, and relatively light-bodied; mild-mannered, medium-bodied; spicy; powerful, full-bodied, and tannic What’s happening in the “Old World” of wine, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, and Greece What’s how (and what’s not) in the New World of Wine, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa U.S. wines from California, Oregon, Washington, and New York Bubbling beauties and medieval sweets: champagne, sparkling wines, sherry, port, and other exotic dessert wines Authors Ed McCarthy, CWE, who is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, who owns the International Wine Center in New York, have co-authored six wine books in the For Dummies series. In an easy-to-understand, unpretentious style that’s as refreshing as a glass of Chardonnay on a summer day, they provide practical information to help you enjoy wine, including: Real Deal symbols that alert you to good wines that are low in price compared to other wines of similar type, style, or quality A Vintage Wine Chart with specifics on numerous wines Info on ordering wine from out of state, collecting wine, and more Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition is not just a great resource and reference, it’s a good read. It’s full-bodied, yet light…rich, yet crisp…robust, yet refreshing….

Wine For Dummies 4th Ed

Author: Ed Mccarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126513635
Size: 20.72 MB
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Wine For Dummies, 4e includes new information on all the emerging wine regions, such as Argentina, Greece, and Chile, as well as additions and changes to other country's new wines, such as those of France and Italy. Wine For Dummies, 4E also shares with readers entirely new recommendations for the best red and wine wines in the market.If you re a connoisseur, then this edition will get you up to speed on what s in and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you ve been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. · Wine 101 · These Taste Buds Are for You · Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties · Wine Names and Label Lingo · Behind the Scenes of Winemaking · Navigating a Wine Shop · Confronting a Restaurant Wine List · The Insider s Track to Serving and Using Wine · Doing France · Italy, the Heartland of Vino · Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Beyond · The Southern Hemisphere Arises · America, America · Champagne and Other Sparklers · Wine Roads Less Traveled Fortified and Dessert Wines · Buying and Collecting Wine · Continuing Education for Wine Lovers · Describing and Rating Wine · Marrying Wine with Food · Answers to Ten Common Questions about Wine · Ten Wine Myths Demystified

California Wine For Dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470506547
Size: 22.38 MB
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Discover the nuances of California wines and increase your drinking pleasure Want to be a California wine connoisseur? This friendly guide gives you the knowledge you need to appreciate these fine wines, showing you how to taste them, select a good bottle, pair wine with food, and much more. You'll see why certain wine regions are renowned and how to further enrich your wine-drinking experience. California wine 101 — understand the range of California wines, what makes them unique, and what a varietal wine is Review the regions — explore the major wine regions of California and what makes each one special, from the soil to the climate Open the bottle — become fluent in the Big Six: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel Go beyond the basics — appreciate Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Syrah, sparkling wines, and more Round out your wine experience — pair and share wines, learn about the proper glassware and serving temperatures, and prepare for a winery visit Open the book and find: An overview of California wine today Wine recommendations for all budgets Explanations of wine label language A map of wine regions Tips for aging and collecting California wines Winery tasting etiquette The ins and outs of recent vintages Top wine country travel destinations

Canadian Wine For Dummies

Author: Tony Aspler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470676744
Size: 35.31 MB
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How can the same grapes make two different wines? Can you tell what a wine tastes like by reading the label? By understanding wine, you can drink better wine. In grocery stores, liquor stores, and at the vineyard, the key to picking a tasty wine is knowing how the wine was made—not by looking at the price. Even the glass you drink wine out of can enhance the experience. With some basic guidance, being a wine connoisseur is as easy as knowing what you like. Canadian Wine For Dummies is for everyone from beginning wine drinkers who need a friendly primer on wine to experienced wine tasters who want a thorough introduction to the diverse variety of wines produced in Canadian. This is the perfect guide if you’re interested in: Entertaining at home Collecting wine Cooking with wine Touring Canadian vineyards Impressing your friends Explore all the factors that influence a wine 212;from the soil the grapes grow in to the winemaking process—and understand how to decipher this information from the label. Navigate any restaurant’s wine list and order the best tasting and priced bottle. Serve the perfect wine to complement the food your serving. This friendly guide helps you do these things and more: Introduce your friends to Icewine Happily marry food and wine at your wedding Purchase wine online from private shops Properly taste and describe any wine Organize wine tastings Know when to send back a bottle of wine Tired of relying on other people’s wine choices? Want to discover a vast country of delicious wines? There are many, many reasons to explore the world of Canadian wines. No matter what the reason, the experience you take away from delving into the savory world of Canadian wines will make itself useful the rest of your life.

Italian Wine For Dummies

Author: Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069595
Size: 47.61 MB
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"A must-have book for anyone who is serious about Italian wines." —Lidia Bastianich, host of PBS?s Lidia's Italian Table "I have yet to encounter more knowledgeable guides to...Italian wine." —Piero Antinori, President, Antinori Wines "Bravo to Ed and Mary! This book shows their love for Italy, the Italian producers, and the great marriage of local foods with local wines. Here is a great book that presents the information without intimidation." —Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO Restaurant Right now, Italy is the most exciting wine country on earth. The quality of Italian wines has never been higher and the range of wines has never been broader. Even better, the types of Italian wines available outside of Italy have never been greater. But with all these new Italian wines and wine zones not to mention all the obscure grape varieties, complicate blends, strange names and restrictive wine laws. Italian wines are also about he most challenging of all to master. The time has come for comprehensive, up-to-date guides to Italian wines. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Italian Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delectable world of fine Italian wine. It shows you how to: Translate wine labels Identify great wine bargains Develop your own wine tastes Match Italian wines with foods Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the best Tuscans, Sicilians, Abruzzese and other delicious Italian wines. This lighthearted and informative guide explores: The styles of wine made in Italy and the major grape varieties used to make them How the Italian name their wines, the complicated laws governing how names are given and the meanings of common label terminology Italy's important wine regions including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products A guide to pronouncing Italian wine terms and names and how to order Italian wines in restaurants For Italians, wine (vino) is food (alimentari) and food is love (amore). And you can never have enough love in your life. So, order a copy of Italian Wine For Dummies, today and get ready to share the love!

French Wine For Dummies Mini Edition

Author: Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118042662
Size: 12.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Buy, order, and enjoy the best of French wine with ease You no longer have to be confused or intimidated by French wine. Sip and savor the best — and best value — Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, and other delicious wines with this handy guide. Open the book and find: Pronunciation guide to French wine names The best wines from the high-profile regions The types of grapes used in popular wines Top French wine values

Wine For Dummies

Author: Royal Mack
Publisher: Spitfire Ventures
ISBN: 9780983010708
Size: 38.33 MB
Format: PDF
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These compact magnetic books, based on the popular For Dummies series, deliver concise information in a handy, portable package no larger than a credit card. The innovative design allows the book to fold out to provide 26 pages of useful facts, figures, trivia, and other essential information. The colorful pages are waterproof, tear-proof, and deliver a treasure trove of advice and tips in a guide that slips easily into a pocket, briefcase, or purse. These practical companions also feature a convenient magnetic backing that guarantees to keep them right where they are needed, be it on a refrigerator or file cabinet for easy access. Sure to elevate anyone to the level of wine connoisseur, this guide is essential for both newcomers and aficionados. Information on ordering, food pairing, storage, and even a vintage chart is included, making for a true educational experience on the sophisticated beverage.