The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine, Second Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine, Second Edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028636610
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 01/13/2000
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

Philip Seldon has had a lifelong fascination with wine. He founded Vintage Magazine, which he published for 17 years, and wrote the best-selling Vintage Magazine Consumer Guide to Wine. He share exactly what you need to know about wine!

Table of Contents

Part 1: Let's Toast Wine! 1(54)
The Wonders of Wine
3(14)
A quick survey of the world of wine.
Savvy Serving
17(16)
Everything you need to know about serving wine.
Sensory Sipping and Sensible Storage
33(14)
The wine experience---analyzed. Keep your wine collection safe and sound.
Talking Wine Talk
47(8)
Some new words---and old words in new senses.
Part 2: Wine Doesn't Grow on Trees 55(48)
Tune Up Your Taste Buds
57(8)
Educating your wine palate.
The Vine---Then Wine
65(12)
Climate and soil conditions for growing grapevines.
D'Vine Diversity
77(12)
Wines---and the grapes that make them possible.
Hot Off the Vine
89(14)
The grape's journey from vine to wine.
Part 3: Bottle of Red, Bottle of White 103(204)
C'est Magnifique
105(6)
The French make it all legal.
Bordeaux---Le Roi du Vin
111(10)
An audience with the King of Wines.
The Noble Wines of Bordeaux
121(18)
Bordeaux's crown princes.
Burgundy---La Reine du Vin
139(16)
Long live the Queen of Wines!
The Noble Wines of Burgundy
155(14)
Burgundian princesses and other noble ladies.
The Tour de France
169(10)
There's much more to France than Bordeaux and Burgundy!
Ah! l'Italia!
179(16)
Not just funny bottles with woven straw.
Wines with a Spanish Spirit
195(12)
Spain and Portugal and their New World offspring.
From the Rhine to the Aegean
207(16)
A tour of Central Europe and the Balkans.
Go West!
223(18)
Brash, ambitious newcomers from the U.S.A.
O Canada!
241(10)
Zero to 60 in two decades flat!
From the Lands Down Under
251(8)
Wine and English---both spoken below the equator.
A Bit of Bubbly
259(16)
Not all that sparkles is Champagne.
Fortified Wine
275(14)
Tough survivors from the Mediterranean.
Organic Wine
289(10)
Tradition married with technology.
Kosher Wine
299(8)
At last! Real choices!
Part 4: Let's Go Wine Shopping! 307(80)
Decoding the Wine Bottle
309(20)
You can read that bottle like a book!
Swimming in the Wine Market
329(18)
Some navigation aids for those dark, winey seas.
The Wine Information Highway
347(10)
Keeping up-to-date in the Information Age.
The Wine List, Monsieur!
357(12)
Take your wine knowledge out to dinner.
Wines for Everyday
369(8)
Everybody appreciates a good bargain.
Attending a Winetasting
377(10)
Continuing wine education---on the cheap.
Part 5: Wine a la Maison 387(120)
From Cellar to Centerpiece
389(12)
Living with yourself---and wine.
The Match Game
401(12)
Harmony on your tablecloth.
Cooking with Wine
413(10)
It's not just for sipping!
To Your Health!
423(84)
And further, it's good for you!
Appendixes
A Recommended Wines
433(32)
Wine recommendations, wine lists.
B Wine Words
465(16)
Your reference to the most important Wine Words.
C Recommended Books for Further Reading
481(6)
Boost your wine knowledge with reading.
D Wine Toasts
487(2)
You won't be at a loss for words.
E Wine Accessories
489(2)
Enhance your enjoyment with wine-related accessories.
F Wines for All Occasions
491(2)
Choosing the perfect wine.
G Wine Faux Pas
493(2)
Avoid wine faux pas.
H Wine on the Internet
495(10)
Online resources.
I Wine Magazines, Newsletters, and Catalogs
505(2)
Keep current with wine news.
Index 507

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