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Wine All-in-One For Dummies

by Consumer McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Maryann Egan

Wiley | August 31, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all things wine

Want to learn about wine, but don''t know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine.

You''ll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you''ll explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You''ll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you''ll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world.

  • Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume
  • Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina.
  • Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs
  • Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine
  • Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada

Whether you''re a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 696 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 1.42 in

Published: August 31, 2009

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470476265

ISBN - 13: 9780470476260

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Wine All-in-One For Dummies

by Consumer McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Maryann Egan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 696 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 1.42 in

Published: August 31, 2009

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470476265

ISBN - 13: 9780470476260

Table of Contents

Introduction. Book I: Understanding Wine. Chapter 1: From Vine to Bottle: The Hows and Wines. Chapter 2: Getting Familiar with Wine Tastes and Names. Chapter 3: Buying Wine. Chapter 4: Getting the Cork Out (And All That Comes After): Serving Wine. Chapter 5: For Slurps and Gurgles: Tasting and Describing Wine. Chapter 6: Pairing Food and Wine. Chapter 7: Ordering Wine When You’re Dining Out. Chapter 8: The Urge to Own: Collecting Wine. Book II: France: A Wine Superstar. Chapter 1: French Wine Today. Chapter 2: Exploring Bordeaux’s Range. Chapter 3: Burgundy, Queen of France. Chapter 4: Beaujolais, the Fun Red. Chapter 5: Robust Rhône Reds and Unique Whites. Chapter 6: Champagne: The World’s Greatest Sparkling Wine. Chapter 7: Other Wine Regions of France. Book III: Italy: Small but Mighty. Chapter 1: The Big Picture of Italian Wine. Chapter 2: Perusing Piedmont’s Wines. Chapter 3: Finding Sparkling Wines and More in North-Central Italy. Chapter 4: Northeastern Italy: Where Whites Rule. Chapter 5: Tuscany: Checking Out Chianti and Other Tuscan Reds. Chapter 6: Getting Acquainted with Central Italy’s Wines. Chapter 7: Southern Italy: “The Land of Wine”. Chapter 8: Sicily and Sardinia: Focusing on Quality. Book IV: California and Elsewhere in North America. Chapter 1: Introducing California Wines. Chapter 2: California’s Major Wine Regions: An Overview. Chapter 3: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sparkling Wines. Chapter 4: Ca
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An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all things wine

Want to learn about wine, but don''t know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine.

You''ll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you''ll explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You''ll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you''ll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world.

  • Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume
  • Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina.
  • Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs
  • Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine
  • Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada

Whether you''re a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.

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Wine all-in-one for Dummies

5 books in 1

  • Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition

  • French Wine For Dummies

  • Italian Wine For Dummies

  • California Wine For Dummies

  • Australian & New Zealand Wine For Dummies

Ed McCarthy, CWE

Wine journalist

Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Master of Wine

Maryann Egan

Wine journalist

Your comprehensive guide to all things wine

Want to learn about wine but don''t know where to start? This value-packed guide gives you all the information you need to understand, purchase, drink, and enjoy wine. You''ll discover how wine is made, explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, see how to taste and store wine, build an impressive wine collection, make perfect food pairings, learn about wines from around the world, and much more!

  • Get to know the hows and whys — see how grapes become wine and get all the expert tips you need to confidently buy, serve, taste, and store wine

  • Become a collector — gain the knowledge you need to build an impressive wine collection

  • Take a trip to France — travel region by region through France''s wine production and savor Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rh?ne, and Champagne

  • Next stop, Italy — get a detailed introduction to Italy''s broad range of wines and learn about the new wines and wine zones

  • Come back to California — from Napa Valley to Sonoma County to Southern California, sample the greats of the top-selling wines in the United States

  • Meet the up-and-comers — visit Australia and New Zealand to experience the lush vineyards and get recommendations for bargains, splurges, and more

  • From the Old to the New World — from Spain to Germany, from Chile to South Africa, explore the beauty of such offerings as Portuguese Port, Argentine Malbec, and German Riesling

Open the book and find:

  • Thorough descriptions of wines

  • Coverage of the prominent wine-making countries

  • Delightful food pairings

  • Details of the different grape-growing climates and soils

  • Common wine pitfalls to avoid

  • Details on wines from around the world

  • Tips for becoming a wiser wine drinker and buyer

  • Wines that are worth the search

About the Author

Ed McCarthy, CWE, is a wine columnist for WineReviewOnline.com and for Beverage Media. Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, is President of the International Wine Center in New York. Maryann Egan is the wine writer for donna hay magazine, a leading food magazine in Australia, and is a regular contributor to the Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine.

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