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Wine for dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy; Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2006.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Discusses wine vintages and provides advice on how to sample various types of wines, how to judge it by its label, the art of selecting the right wine, how to serve and store it, and how to distinguish good wine from bad.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McCarthy, Ed.
Wine for dummies.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2006
(OCoLC)73985872
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed McCarthy; Mary Ewing-Mulligan
ISBN: 0470107790 9780470107799 9781118050712 1118050711
OCLC Number: 82257932
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 410 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition""; ""About the Authors""; ""Authors� Acknowledgments""; ""Contents at a Glance""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""About This Book""; ""Conventions Used in This Book""; ""Foolish Assumptions""; ""How This Book Is Organized""; ""Icons Used in This Book""; ""Part I: Getting to Know Wine""; ""Chapter 1: Wine 101""; ""How Wine Happens""; ""What Color Is Your Appetite?""; ""Other Ways of Categorizing Wine""; ""Chapter 2: These Taste Buds Are for You""; ""The Special Technique for Tasting Wine""; ""Parlez-Vous Winespeak?""; ""The Quality Issue"" ""The Final Analysis: Do You Like It?""""Chapter 3: Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties""; ""Why Grapes Matter""; ""A Primer on White Grape Varieties""; ""A Primer on Red Grape Varieties""; ""Chapter 4: Wine Names and Label Lingo""; ""The Wine Name Game""; ""Wine Labels, Forward and Backward""; ""Chapter 5: Behind the Scenes of Winemaking""; ""Grapegrowing, Winemaking, and the Jargon that Surrounds Them""; ""Even More Winemaking Terms""; ""Part II: Wine and You: Up Close and Personal""; ""Chapter 6: Navigating a Wine Shop""; ""Buying Wine Can Intimidate Anyone"" ""Wine Retailers, Large and Small""""Choosing the Right Wine Merchant""; ""Strategies for Wine Shopping""; ""Chapter 7: Confronting a Restaurant Wine List""; ""The Restaurant Wine Experience""; ""How Wine Is Sold in Restaurants""; ""How to Read a Wine List""; ""Ordering Your Wine""; ""Handling the Wine Presentation Ritual""; ""Restaurant Wine Tips""; ""Chapter 8: The Insider�s Track to Serving and Using Wine""; ""Getting the Cork Out""; ""Does Wine Really Breathe?""; ""Does the Glass Really Matter?""; ""Not Too Warm, Not Too Cold""; ""Keeping Leftover Wine""; ""Entertaining with Wine"" ""Part III: The “Old World� of Wine""""Chapter 9: Doing France""; ""The French Model""; ""France�s Wine Regions""; ""Bordeaux: The Incomparable""; ""Burgundy: The Other Great French Wine""; ""The Hearty Rh�nes of the Valley""; ""The Loire Valley: White Wine Heaven""; ""Alsace Wines: French, Not German""; ""The South and Southwest""; ""Other French Wine Regions""; ""Chapter 10: Italy, the Heartland of Vino""; ""The Vineyard of Europe""; ""Reds Reign in Piedmont""; ""Tuscany the Beautiful""; ""Tre Venezie""; ""Snapshots from the Rest of Italy"" ""Chapter 11: Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Beyond""""Intriguing Wines from Old Spain""; ""Portugal: More Than Just Port""; ""Germany: Europe�s Individualist""; ""Switzerland�s Stay-at-Home Wines""; ""Austria�s Exciting Whites (and Reds)""; ""The Re-emergence of Hungary""; ""The Glory That Is Greece""; ""Part IV: Discovering the New World of Wine""; ""Chapter 12: The Southern Hemisphere Arises""; ""Australian Wine Power""; ""The Rise of New Zealand""; ""Chile Discovers Itself""; ""Argentina, a Major League Player""; ""South African Wine Safari""; ""Chapter 13: America, America""
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Wine
Responsibility: by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan.
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Discusses wine vintages and provides advice on how to sample various types of wines, how to judge it by its label, the art of selecting the right wine, how to serve and store it, and how to distinguish good wine from bad.

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