Wine For Dummies

Wine For Dummies

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Wine For Dummies by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Are you up to date on today's wine scene?

Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition reveals what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. With new and revised content, this edition of the popular Wine For Dummies text takes you on a tour of emerging and old world wine regions, showcasing the varieties and styles you need to know to stay up to date on today's wine scene. In addition to highlighting wines themselves, this approachable resource offers insight into wine shops, supermarket wine selections, wine and food pairings, vintage charts, and price guidelines. For the aspiring wine aficionado, the text offers expert advice on buying, collecting, and rating wines—and can direct you in updating your personal collection through its thorough guidance.

Wine has, for generations, been an important part of culture and society around the world. Over time, trends in wine change—as do the ways in which it is created, celebrated, and enjoyed. Exploring today's wine trends is a great way to learn more about and appreciate different cultures—and let's be honest: educational value aside, wine tastes amazing.

  • Understand different grape varieties and varying wine styles
  • Read wine lists and labels, and understand how to use them to make the right purchases
  • Pair your wine with food in a way that will bring out the best flavors in all aspects of your meal
  • Explore how to best select, store, open, pour, and enjoy your wine

Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition provides you with the information you need to confidently navigate today's wine scene!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119118848
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/26/2015
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 114,509
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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