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Italian Wine For Dummies

by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Wiley | August 29, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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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!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 318 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.64 in

Published: August 29, 2001

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764553550

ISBN - 13: 9780764553554

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Italian Wine For Dummies

by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 318 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.64 in

Published: August 29, 2001

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764553550

ISBN - 13: 9780764553554

Table of Contents

Introduction. About This Book. PART I: The Big Picture of Italian Wine. PART II: The Wine Regions of Northern Italy. PART III: The Wine Regions of Central Italy. PART IV: The Wine Regions of Southern Italy. PART V: The Part of Tens. PART VI: Appendixes. Icons Used in This Book. PART I: The Big Picture of Italian Wine. Chapter 1: Born to Make Wine. Wine to Boot. From the Alps to almost Africa. Diverse conditions, diverse wines. Italian Wine Styles Today. The Italian prototype. Red, white, and beyond. Chapter 2: Grapes from Near and Far. Italy's Curious Varieties. Native talents. Immigrants and migrants. The Major Grapes. Reds aplenty. Over-achieving whites. Chapter 3: The Language of the Label. The Name Game. The DOC calls. Non-DOC/G wines. Putting faith in the DOC. Common Wine Label Words. PART II: The Wine Regions of Northern Italy. Chapter 4: The Wines of Piedmont. The Majesty of Piedmont. The wines of Piedmont. The grapes of Piedmont. Wines of the Alba Area. Barolo. Barbaresco. Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo of Alba. Roero and Roero Arneis. Other DOC wines of Alba. Visiting the Alba-Asti area. The Wines of Southeastern Piedmont. Asti DOCG. Barbera d'Asti. Other varietal wines. Gavi DOCG. Other wines of Piedmont's southeast. Northern Piedmont. Carema and Caluso. Vercelli and Novara hills wines. Other Piedmont Wines. Chapter 5: Other Northwest Regions. Alpine Valle d'Aosta. Red wines from cool climes. Regional and varietal wines. Liguria: The Riviera. Liguri
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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!

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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

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Includes wine picks for every region!

"I have yet to encounter more knowledgeable guides to …Italian wine." —Piero Antinori, president of Antinori Wines Italian wine is so much more than Chianti! Discover wonderful wines produced throughout Italy — from Barolo to Montepulciano to up-and-coming Sicilian wines. It's all here in this uniquely accessible, entertaining guide. Other For Dummies books by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan: French Wine For Dummies Red Wine For Dummies White Wine For Dummies Wine Buying Companion For Dummies Champagne For Dummies

Discover how to: Translate wine labels Target great wine bargains Develop your own wine tastes Match Italian wine with foods

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About the Author

Mary Ewing-Mulligan and Ed McCarthy co-authored the bestselling Wine For Dummies. Mary, the only woman Master of Wine in the U.S., owns International Wine Center, a New York wine school. Ed also wrote Champagne For Dummies.
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