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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…mehr

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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!

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 432
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Oktober 2015
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119118855
  • Artikelnr.: 43979268
Autorenporträt
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.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction 1Part 1: Getting Started with Wine 5Chapter 1: Wine 101 7Chapter 2: A Matter of Personal Taste (Buds) 19Chapter 3: Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties 35Chapter 4: Wine Label Lingo 51Chapter 5: Winemaking Matters 67Part 2: Wine and You: Up Close and Personal 77Chapter 6: Buying Wine to Drink at Home 79Chapter 7: Buying Wine in Restaurants 91Chapter 8: Serving Wine 105Chapter 9: Marrying Wine with Food 125Part 3: Wine's Classic Face: The "Old World" of Wine 131Chapter 10: Knowing the Wines of France 133Chapter 11: Italy, the Land of Great Vino 173Chapter 12: Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Greece, and OtherEuropean Hot Spots 199Part 4: Wine's Modern Face: The "New World" of Wine 227Chapter 13: America, America 229Chapter 14: The Southern Hemisphere Explodes with Wine 261Part 5: Wine's Exotic Face 281Chapter 15: Champagne and Other Sparklers 283Chapter 16: Wine Roads Less Traveled: Fortified and Dessert Wines 307Part 6: When You've Caught the Bug 329Chapter 17: Buying and Collecting Wine 331Chapter 18: Continuing Education for Wine Lovers 347Chapter 19: Describing and Rating Wine 361Part 7: The Part of Tens 369Chapter 20: Answers to Ten Common Questions about Wine 371Chapter 21: Ten Wine Myths Demystified 379Part 8: Appendixes 387Appendix A: Pronunciation Guide to Wine Terms 389Appendix B: Glossary of Wine Terms 397Appendix C: Vintage Wine Chart: 1996-2015 407Index 411