Wine For Dummies

Wine For Dummies

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Wine For Dummies by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

The #1 wine book—now updated!

The art of winemaking may be a time-honored tradition dating back thousands of years, but today, wine is trendier and hotter than ever. Now, wine experts and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan have revised their popular Wine For Dummies to deliver an updated, down-to-earth look at what's in, what's out, and what's new in 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 new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you've been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics, like navigating restaurant wine lists, deciphering wine labels, dislodging stubborn corks, and so much more.

  • Includes updated information on wine regions throughout the world, including the changes that have taken place in Chile, Argentina, parts of Eastern Europe, the Mt. Etna region in Sicily, among other wine regions in Italy and California's Sonoma Coast
  • Covers what's happening in the "Old World" of wine, including France, Italy, and Spain, and gets you up-to-speed on what's hot (and what's not) in the "New World" of Wine, including the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand
  • Features updated vintage charts and price guidelines
  • Covers wine bloggers and the use of smartphone apps

Wine For Dummies is not just a great resource and reference, it's a good read. It's full-bodied, yet light...rich, yet crisp...robust, yet refreshing....

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)

About the Author

Ed McCarthy, CWE, is a regular contributor to WineReviewOnline.com and Beverage Media. Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, is president of the International Wine Center in New York. Together, they are the authors of many For Dummies wine guides, including Italian Wine For Dummies.

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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