Canadian Wine for Dummies

by Barbara Leslie, Tony Aspler

Wiley | November 23, 2000 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: November 23, 2000

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894413180

ISBN - 13: 9781894413183

Found in: Wine and Spirits

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Canadian Wine for Dummies

Canadian Wine for Dummies

by Barbara Leslie, Tony Aspler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: November 23, 2000

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1894413180

ISBN - 13: 9781894413183

Table of Contents

Introduction How to Use This Book Part I: What Is Wine? Part II: Appreciating Wine Part III: Enjoying Wine Part IV: Wine and Food Part V: Wineries across Canada Part VI: The Part of Tens Part VII: Appendixes Icons Used in This Book Part I: What Is Wine? Chapter 1: What Makes a Wine Understanding What Wine Is Winemaking Basics The importance of air The grape''s goodness A fascination for thousands of years A widespread appeal An astonishing array of colours and sizes A knockout combination: Sugar and acid Setting the Standards Canada''s designated viticultural areas VQA regulations Chapter 2: Wine in Its Elements Breaking It Down: Wine''s Key Ingredients Where''s the fruit? What''s so good about acid? What''s the degree of alcohol? What use are tannins? What''s this fifth element of wine? Deciphering a Canadian Wine Label Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Berry Looking Closely at the Grape Life Preservers for Wine: Tannins to the Rescue! Contrasting Reds and Whites Macerating makes the difference White wines don''t macerate Drinking red wine in its youth Exploring the Variety of the Grape World Labelling for Variety Chapter 4: In the Vineyard All Grapes Are Not Created Equal Where Wine Grapes Grow— And How! Why vines should struggle How grapes get sweet The cool connection A History of Mediocrity A Year in a Canadian Vineyard Weathering the Vintage Frost warnings Singing in the sunshine Crying in the rain Harsh lessons The Education Advantage Part II: Appreciating Wine Cha
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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.

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Includes directory of 120 wineries coast to coast!

The fun and easy way to enjoy Canadian wine.

Baffled by Bordeaux? Stumped on Sauvignon? Whether you''re new to wine or a more seasoned oenophile (wine lover) this is the book for you. this friendly guide explains wine- and Canadian wine in particular- in easy-to-understand terms and sets you on course for a lifetime of wine enjoyment. Cheers!

Discover how to:

  • Enjoy the best Canadian wines
  • Order wine in a restaurant
  • Pair wine with food
  • Recognize when wine''s gone bad
  • Choose the best wine to collect
  • Pick the right wine for any occasion

About the Author

Tony Aspler is the recognized authority on Canadian wine and is the author of Travels with My Corkscrew and Vintage Canada.

Barbara Leslie has 15 years of writing and editing experience at Winetidings magazine.

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