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Knack Wine Basics: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Understanding, Selecting & Enjoying Wine

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Whatever your wine IQ, keeping a handle on all the essentials of the world's most captivating beverage is a sobering challenge indeed. Enter Knack Wine Basics. With 400 full-color photos, authoritative text, delicious recipes, and regional maps, this visually incomparable guide provides you with easy-to-follow,
step-by-step advice on every facet of wine enjoyment. You'll learn the distinctions of each grape variety and the world's major wine-producing regions; how to read a ...

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Overview

Whatever your wine IQ, keeping a handle on all the essentials of the world's most captivating beverage is a sobering challenge indeed. Enter Knack Wine Basics. With 400 full-color photos, authoritative text, delicious recipes, and regional maps, this visually incomparable guide provides you with easy-to-follow,
step-by-step advice on every facet of wine enjoyment. You'll learn the distinctions of each grape variety and the world's major wine-producing regions; how to read a label; how to entertain with, order, and serve wine; how to pair food with and cook with wine; and how you can interpret wine ratings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215402
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/14/2009
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Boehmer has the knack! He has conducted regular wine seminars, tours, and tastings since 1967 in his home state of California. He joined Suite101.com in 1998 as one of the site's earliest contributors, writing its California Wine column, and is today the feature writer for its New World Wine column.

Renée Comet has the knack! A nationally recognized food photographer, she keeps a studio in Washington, D.C., where she has worked for such clients as the Washington Post, Whole Foods, and Marriott International.

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Table of Contents

Knack Wine Basics Contents Chapter 1: Serving WineCorkscrewGlasswareThe All-Purpose Wine GlassDecanters Chapter 2: Wine Tasting How to Taste Wine The Cork Chapter 3: Ordering Wine in a RestaurantRestaurant Wine ServiceChoosing the Right WineWhen to Return a WineCommon Wine Defects Chapter 4: White Wine ProfilesPopular White WinesSauvignon Blanc,SemillionChardonnayPinot Gris/GrigioViognier/RoussanneRiesling/Gewürztraminer Chapter 5: Red Wine Profiles Popular Red Wines Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPinot NoirSyrahZinfandelPetite Sirah Chapter 6: Rosé Wine Profiles Sweet, Off Dry, and DryThe White Zinfandel CrazeTraditional Rosé Wines from FranceVarietal New World Rosè WinesVin Gris Chapter 7: Sparkling Wine ProfilesChampagneVouvrayCavaProseccoU.S. Sparkling WinesStyles: Brut, Extra Dry, Rosé, Doux Chapter 8: Understanding Wine Labels Domestic and ForeignWhat a Wine Label Tells YouAmerican Wine LabelsFrench Wine LabelsGerman Wine LabelsItalian Wine Labels Chapter 9: Wines of California North Coast (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino)Central Coast (Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County)Southern CaliforniaCentral Valley NorthCentral Valley South Chapter 10: Wines of the Pacific Northwest Washington State (Columbia Valley, Puget Sount)Eastern Washington/Walla WallaOregon (Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon) Chapter 11: Wines of New York StateFinger LakesLong IslandHudson River Valley Chapter 12: Other North American Wine RegionsVirginia New MexicoTexas Missouri Canada Chapter 13: Wines of France AlsaceLoire ValleyBurgundyBeaujolaisRhône ValleyBordeauxSouthern France Chapter 14: Wines of Italy PiedmontTrentino/Alto AdigeFriuliVenetoTuscanySouthern ItalySicily and Pantelleria Chapter 15: Wines of Germany and Austria MoselThe RhinelandWachau Chapter 16: Wines of Spain and Portugal Rias BaixasLa RiojaRueda del DueroPenedesJerez (Sherry) La ManchaPortugal Chapter 17: Wines of Australia and New Zealand Southeast AustraliaWestern AustraliaHunter ValleyHawke’s Bay (NZ)Marlbourough (NZ)South Island (NZ) Chapter 18: Wines of South Africa & Other RegionsSouth AfricaIsraelGreeceHungary Chapter 19: Wines of South AmericaArgentinaChile Chapter 20: Classic Food and Wine Pairings Apértif and Party WinesWines for Soup and Salad CoursesWines for Meat CoursesWines for Spicy and Ethnic FoodsWines for Dessert CoursesWines for Cheese Courses Chapter 21: Cooking with Wine White Wines Recommended for CookingRed Wines Recommended for CookingFortified Wines Recommended for CookingFour Great Wine Reduction Sauces Chapter 22: Resource Directory Index

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