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Wine for Dummies
     

Wine for Dummies

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by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Mary E. Mulligan
 

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Because you don't know a Chardonnay from a Cabernet Sauvignon, do you panic when the waiter hands you a wine list? Do you know what to do when the waiter hands you the cork? Are you embarrassed when you can't remember if white wine goes with fish or chicken or both?

Well, you don't have to be intimidated any more! Wine for Dummies is the down-to-earth

Overview

Because you don't know a Chardonnay from a Cabernet Sauvignon, do you panic when the waiter hands you a wine list? Do you know what to do when the waiter hands you the cork? Are you embarrassed when you can't remember if white wine goes with fish or chicken or both?

Well, you don't have to be intimidated any more! Wine for Dummies is the down-to-earth, one-stop wine resource that covers everything from how to select wine to how to open the bottle and pour it properly, all in an easy-to-understand format.

This fun and friendly reference takes you on a tour through the wine regions of the world and explores the different grape varieties found in California, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Italy, and many other regions! Filled with plenty of expert tips and wine tasting techniques, Wine for Dummies teaches you how to enjoy wine to the fullest without becoming a snob!

Discover how to:

  • Open, serve, and store wine properly
  • Read and understand a wine label
  • Distinguish good wine from bad with ease
  • Taste the "elements of wine," like body, flavor, and balance
  • Select wine for any meal or special occasion with confidence
  • Navigate your way through a wine shop like a pro
  • Enjoy fine wine without spending a lot of money

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568843902
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.13(d)

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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