Wine For Dummies

Wine For Dummies

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by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan
     
 

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The fast and easy way to demystify and enjoy wine

Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been updated! If you're a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies will get you up to speed on what's "in" and help you take your hobby to the next level. If you're a newbie, it'll clue you in on what you've been

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The fast and easy way to demystify and enjoy wine

Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been updated! If you're a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies will get you up to speed on what's "in" and help you take your hobby to the next level. If you're a newbie, it'll clue you in on what you've been missing and show you how to get started in the wonderful world of wine.

  • Wine 101 — discover which grapes are used in winemaking, the basic types of wine, how wines are named, and how to properly taste wine
  • Pour your heart out — find out how to shop for wine, decode restaurant wine lists, remove those stubborn corks, and pair wine with food
  • Visit the old world — take a tour of the major wine regions of Europe: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Greece
  • Get in with the new — adventure to Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa, and then take a look at the major wine areas in the United States
  • Catch the wine bug —get the lowdown on how to describe and rate wines, store wine properly, and pursue your love of wine

Open the book and find:

  • How to decipher cryptic wine labels
  • Hands-on info on how to pair wine with food
  • How to open, aerate, and store wine
  • Where to get deals on great wines
  • Tips on choosing wines that please your palate
  • How to taste and rate wine like a pro
  • Plain-English explanations of wine terms

Learn to:

  • Understand grape varieties and wine styles
  • Decipher wine lists and wine labels
  • Appreciate wines from around the world
  • Select, store, open, pour, and enjoy wine

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A great book that tells you all you need to know about wine” (Frost Magazine, November 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118288726
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan share over a half-century of professional wine experience and have coauthored 12 books on wine. Ed also writes for the trade publication Beverage Media and is a columnist for Wine Review Online. Mary is president of the International Wine Center, a prominent wine school in New York City.

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Wine for Dummies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book provides good information that is organized well. There are also in-depth explanations that are clearly labeled so that you don't have to get into it if you don't desire to to so. Overall, this is a great book for people who would like to learn about the world of wine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is quite a magnificent book. I was completely ignorant on the subject of wine before reading it, but I had the ambition to learn all I could. Now my friends come to me for wine advice. I am consistantly referencing this wonderful book. Every time I read it, I learn something new. It is amazing that such experts can write in such a comprehensible manner, but they do. They make a wonderful team. I condsider this book the authority on all subjects related to wine, bar none.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does a good job introducing the basics of wine to the uninitiated. Despite this, I prefer Oz Clarke's "Introducing Wine", which covers the same ground in a more attractive format. It's also an easier title to give as a gift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to learn about wine and don't know where to start - buy this book. After several days of reading I decided to venture into a wine store. I felt like someone had pinned a universal translator to my lapel. I had a clue! This book is terrific, it paid for itself in one week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of fascinating information about wine. It has lots of helpful tips to help you feel like an expert even if you're a novice. It's very fun and easy to read too. I would recommend it for anyone who wants a good , basic understanding of wine.
b_elizabeth More than 1 year ago
quick, easy read. gives you basic terms and knowledge. it's really introductory (thus, for dummies) but it helped a novice like me stand out and get a job at a wine bar. there's lots of room to expand your knowledge from here but it's a good start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great introductory text to wines and regions of the world. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to become more knowledgeable with wines.
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I aint drunk *falls on person below* hey baby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nuff said