Wine All-in-One for Dummies

( 8 )

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback
$20.39
BN.com price
(Save 32%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $14.99   
  • New (12) from $15.99   
  • Used (6) from $14.99   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470476260
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 385,873
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet 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.

Read More Show Less

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: California’s Standout Red Wines.

Chapter 5: Major Wine Regions in the Rest of North America.

Book V: Australia and New Zealand: Powerhouses of the Southern Hemisphere.

Chapter 1: Australian and New Zealand Wines: A Success Story.

Chapter 2: New South Wales: Home to Established Wineries and Upstarts.

Chapter 3: Taking In the Diverse Range of Wines from Victoria and Tasmania.

Chapter 4: The Wine Regions of South and South West Australia.

Chapter 5: New Zealand’s Islands and Their Wines.

Book VI: And More Wine Regions!

Chapter 1: Intriguing Wines from Old Spain.

Chapter 2: Portugal: Port Wine and Beyond.

Chapter 3: Finding Little-Known Treasures in Greece.

Chapter 4: A Sampling of Wines from Germany, Austria, and Hungary.

Chapter 5: From South America to South Africa: Rounding Out the Top Wine Nations.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 8 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Incredible Wine Book

    This book was amazing and very easy read. I bought this to study for a server food and beverage question that included a hefty portion of wine knowledge included. I was intimidated at first thinking that the book may be very hard to understand and I wouldn't retain much information but it was quite the opposite. This book broke it down to basics about wine and gets into detail by country (France, Italy, US, etc.). I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a great starter book to learn about wine. NEXT will be Sales and Service for Wine Professionals!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    great gift

    purchased for my mother who loves wine and she loves the book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)