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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 Editionwill 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 WineEnthusiast and The Wine Journaland Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, who owns the International Wine Center in New York, have co-authored six wine books in the For Dummiesseries. 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 enjoywine, 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 Editionis not just a great resource and reference, it’s a good read. It’s full-bodied, yet light…rich, yet crisp…robust, yet refreshing….

Synopsis:

This friendly, unpretentious guide has been revised to cover all the latest developments in the wine world. As always, the authors deliver just what ordinary mortals need to know to navigate the wine list at a restaurant or the wine aisle at a store, select a great bottle, and truly enjoy it.

Synopsis:

This is a revised and updated guide to tasting, buying, storing, serving and talking about wine. It includes information about where wines come from, how to taste wines and how to pair wines with food, as well as information about up-and-coming wine producers.

Synopsis:

"This book is . . . for everyone who loves wine or wants to know more about it."

—Robert Mondavi, Chairman Emeritus, Robert Mondavi Winery

Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award Winner

Choose good, affordable wines from the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by a wine list, here’s your guide. From selecting, storing, and serving a great bottle to matching wine with food, this revised and updated For Dummies classic is overflowing with wine tips that’ll give you the confidence to buy and enjoy wine like a true connoisseur.

Praise for Wine For Dummies

"Crammed with useful, accurate information."

– Wine Enthusiast

"Complete . . . and agreeably relaxed."

– New York Times

"Mary and Ed help people to trust their own tastes and enjoyment of wine."

– Jess Jackson, Proprietor, Kendall-Jackson; Jackson Family Farms

"Enjoyable to read, straightforward, and full of common sense."

– Larry S. Maguire, President and CEO, Far Niente

Synopsis:

The plain-English guide that demystifies wine

Choose good, affordable wines from the United States, Europe, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere

This down-to-earth guide cuts through wine snobbery and tells you what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. This update of the bestselling For Dummies classic covers everything from established and emerging wine regions to pairing wine with food to collecting wine. Here's to fun, relaxed wine exploration and enjoyment!

Praise for Wine For Dummies, 3rd Edition

"Crammed with useful, accurate information."

Wine Enthusiast

"This book is . . . for everyone who loves wine or wants to know more about it."

—Robert Mondavi, Chairman Emeritus, Robert Mondavi Winery

"Complete . . . and agreeably relaxed."

New York Times

"Mary and Ed help people to trust their own tastes and enjoyment of wine."

—Jess Jackson, Proprietor, Kendall-Jackson; Jackson Family Farms

Discover how to

  • Understand grape varieties and wine styles
  • Decipher wine lists and wine labels
  • Get real deals on great wines
  • Select, store, open, pour, and enjoy wine
  • Choose wines that please your palate

About the Author

Ed McCarthyand Mary Ewing-Mulliganare two wine lovers who met at an Italian wine tasting in New York City’s Chinatown and subsequently merged their wine cellars and wine libraries when they married. They have since coauthored six wine books in the Wine For Dummiesseries (including two of their favorites, French Wine For Dummiesand Italian Wine For Dummies) as well as their latest book, Wine Style(Wiley); taught hundreds of wine classes together; visited nearly every wine region in the world; run five marathons; and raised eleven cats. Along the way, they have amassed more than half a century of professional wine experience between them.

Mary is president of International Wine Center, a New York City wine school that offers credentialed wine education for wine professionals and serious wine lovers. As U.S. director of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), the world’s leading wine educational organization, she works to make the courses she offers in New York available in more and more parts of the United States. She is also the long-standing wine columnist of the NY Daily News.Mary’s most impressive credential is that she’s the first female Master of Wine (MW) in the United States, and one of only 22 MW’s in North America (with 251 worldwide).

Ed, a New Yorker, graduated from City University of NY with a master’s degree in psychology. He taught high school English in another life, while working part-time in wine shops to satisfy his passion for wine and to subsidize his growing wine cellar. That cellar is especially heavy in his favorite wines — Bordeaux, Barolo, and Champagne. Besides co-authoring six wine books in the For Dummiesseries with Mary, Ed went solo as author of Champagne For Dummies,a topic on which he’s especially expert.

Ed and Mary also share wine columns in Nation’s Restaurant Newsand in Beverage Media,a trade publication. They are each columnists for the online wine magazine, WineReviewOnline.com.Ed and Mary are both accredited as Certified Wine Educators (CWE).

When they aren’t writing, teaching, or visiting wine regions, Mary and Ed maintain a busy schedule of speaking, judging at professional wine competitions, and tasting as many new wines as possible. They admit to leading thoroughly unbalanced lives in which their only non-wine pursuits are hiking in the Berkshires and the Italian Alps. At home, they wind down to the tunes of U2, K.D. Lang, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young in the company of their feline roommates Dolcetto, Black & Whitey, Ponzi, and Pinot.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Wine.

Chapter 1: Wine 101.

Chapter 2: These Taste Buds Are for You.

Chapter 3: Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties.

Chapter 4: Is It a Grape? Is It a Place?

Chapter 5: Behind the Scenes of Winemaking.

Part II: Close Encounters of the Wine Kind.

Chapter 6: Navigating a Wine Shop.

Chapter 7: Navigating a Restaurant Wine List.

Chapter 8: Everything You Need to Know about Serving and Using Wine.

Chapter 9: Judging a Wine by Its Label.

Part III: Around the World of Wine.

Chapter 10: Doing France.

Chapter 11: Italy, the Heartland of Vino.

Chapter 12: Elsewhere in Europe.

Chapter 13: The Brave New World of Wine.

Chapter 14: America, America.

Chapter 15: Bubbling Beauties.

Chapter 16: Wine Roads Less Traveled: Fortified and Dessert Wines.

Part IV: When You?ve Caught the Bug.

Chapter 17: Insider?s Guide to Wine Buying.

Chapter 18: You Never Graduate from Wine School.

Chapter 19: Describing and Rating Wine.

Chapter 20: Marrying Wine with Food.

Chapter 21: To Have and To Hold ? or To Sell.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Answers to Ten Common Questions about Wine.

Chapter 23: Ten Wine Myths Demystified.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Pronunciation Guide to Wine Terms.

Appendix B: Glossary of Wine Terms.

Appendix C: Vintage Wine Chart: 1982?2001.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764525445
Foreword:
Antinori, Piero
Publisher:
For Dummies
Foreword:
Antinori, Piero
Author:
Mccarthy
Author:
McCarthy, Ed
Author:
Ewing-Mulligan, Mary
Author:
Antinori, Piero
Location:
Hoboken, NJ
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wines & Spirits
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Lifestyles Paperback
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
68
Publication Date:
20061009
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.19x7.39x.96 in. 1.36 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages For Dummies - English 9780764525445 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This friendly, unpretentious guide has been revised to cover all the latest developments in the wine world. As always, the authors deliver just what ordinary mortals need to know to navigate the wine list at a restaurant or the wine aisle at a store, select a great bottle, and truly enjoy it.
"Synopsis" by , This is a revised and updated guide to tasting, buying, storing, serving and talking about wine. It includes information about where wines come from, how to taste wines and how to pair wines with food, as well as information about up-and-coming wine producers.
"Synopsis" by , "This book is . . . for everyone who loves wine or wants to know more about it."

—Robert Mondavi, Chairman Emeritus, Robert Mondavi Winery

Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award Winner

Choose good, affordable wines from the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by a wine list, here’s your guide. From selecting, storing, and serving a great bottle to matching wine with food, this revised and updated For Dummies classic is overflowing with wine tips that’ll give you the confidence to buy and enjoy wine like a true connoisseur.

Praise for Wine For Dummies

"Crammed with useful, accurate information."

– Wine Enthusiast

"Complete . . . and agreeably relaxed."

– New York Times

"Mary and Ed help people to trust their own tastes and enjoyment of wine."

– Jess Jackson, Proprietor, Kendall-Jackson; Jackson Family Farms

"Enjoyable to read, straightforward, and full of common sense."

– Larry S. Maguire, President and CEO, Far Niente

"Synopsis" by , The plain-English guide that demystifies wine

Choose good, affordable wines from the United States, Europe, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere

This down-to-earth guide cuts through wine snobbery and tells you what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. This update of the bestselling For Dummies classic covers everything from established and emerging wine regions to pairing wine with food to collecting wine. Here's to fun, relaxed wine exploration and enjoyment!

Praise for Wine For Dummies, 3rd Edition

"Crammed with useful, accurate information."

Wine Enthusiast

"This book is . . . for everyone who loves wine or wants to know more about it."

—Robert Mondavi, Chairman Emeritus, Robert Mondavi Winery

"Complete . . . and agreeably relaxed."

New York Times

"Mary and Ed help people to trust their own tastes and enjoyment of wine."

—Jess Jackson, Proprietor, Kendall-Jackson; Jackson Family Farms

Discover how to

  • Understand grape varieties and wine styles
  • Decipher wine lists and wine labels
  • Get real deals on great wines
  • Select, store, open, pour, and enjoy wine
  • Choose wines that please your palate

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