Wine For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, 2 nov 2015 - 432 pagine
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Are you up to date on today's wine scene?

Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition reveals what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. With new and revised content, this edition of the popular Wine For Dummies text takes you on a tour of emerging and old world wine regions, showcasing the varieties and styles you need to know to stay up to date on today's wine scene. In addition to highlighting wines themselves, this approachable resource offers insight into wine shops, supermarket wine selections, wine and food pairings, vintage charts, and price guidelines. For the aspiring wine aficionado, the text offers expert advice on buying, collecting, and rating wines—and can direct you in updating your personal collection through its thorough guidance.

Wine has, for generations, been an important part of culture and society around the world. Over time, trends in wine change—as do the ways in which it is created, celebrated, and enjoyed. Exploring today's wine trends is a great way to learn more about and appreciate different cultures—and let's be honest: educational value aside, wine tastes amazing.

  • Understand different grape varieties and varying wine styles
  • Read wine lists and labels, and understand how to use them to make the right purchases
  • Pair your wine with food in a way that will bring out the best flavors in all aspects of your meal
  • Explore how to best select, store, open, pour, and enjoy your wine

Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition provides you with the information you need to confidently navigate today's wine scene!

 

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You generally know what you are getting with the "Dummies" series. No fancy illustrations or photographs (though 7 icons with various meanings: Real Deal, Remember, Worth the Search, Snob Alert, etc ... Leggi recensione completa

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ine for Dummies is a great book for both the experienced and novice wine drinker. The Introduction goes through how the book is organized and which parts of the book should be read, depending on what ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Introduction 1
3
These Taste Buds Are for You
19
Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties
33
Wine 101 7 Chapter 2 These Taste Buds Are for You 19 Chapter 3 Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties 33 Chapter 4 Wine Names an...
49
Behind the Scenes of Winemaking
65
Behind the Scenes of Winemaking 65 Part II Wine and You Up Close and Personal
73
Buying Wine to Drink at Home 75 Chapter 7 Buying Wine in Restaurants
87
Serving Wine
101
The Southern Hemisphere Arises
243
The Southern Hemisphere Arises 243 Part V Wines Exotic Face
263
Wine Roads Less Traveled Fortified
287
Champagne and Other Sparklers 265 Chapter 16 Wine Roads Less Traveled Fortified and Dessert Wines 287 Part VI When Youve Caught the Bug
309
Continuing Education for Wine Lovers
329
Buying and Collecting Wine 311 Chapter 18 Continuing Education for Wine Lovers 329 Chapter 19 Describing and Rating Wine
343
The Part of Tens
351
Ten Wine Myths Demystified
361

Serving Wine 101 Chapter 9 Marrying Wine with Food
119
The Old World of Wine
125
Italy the Land of Great Vino
165
Spain Germany and Other European Hot Spots
187
Knowing the Wines of France 127 Chapter 11 Italy the Land of Great Vino 165 Chapter 12 Spain Germany and Other European Hot Spots 187 Part ...
211
Appendixes
369
Appendixes 369
386
Index
393
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Informazioni sull'autore (2015)

Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan share over a half-century of professional wine experience and have coauthored 12 books on wine. Ed also writes for the trade publication Beverage Media and is a columnist for Wine Review Online. Mary is president of the International Wine Center, a prominent wine school in New York City.

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