Discusses wine vintages and provides advice on how to sample various types of wines, how to judge it by its label, the art of selecting the right wine, how to serve and store it, and how to distinguish good wine from bad.
Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been extensively updated! If you’re a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition will get you up to speed on what’s in and show you how to 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:How to handle snooty wine clerks, navigate restaurant wine lists, decipher cryptic wine labels, and dislodge stubborn corksHow to sniff and taste wineHow to store and pour wine and pair it with foodFour white wine styles: fresh, unoaked; earthy; aromatic; rich, oakyFour red wine styles: soft, fruity, and relatively light-bodied; mild-mannered, medium-bodied; spicy; powerful, full-bodied, and tannicWhat’s happening in the “Old World” of wine, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, and GreeceWhat’s how (and what’s not) in the New World of Wine, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South AfricaU.S. wines from California, Oregon, Washington, and New YorkBubbling beauties and medieval sweets: champagne, sparkling wines, sherry, port, and other exotic dessert winesAuthors Ed McCarthy, CWE, who is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, who owns the International Wine Center in New York, have co-authored six wine books in the For Dummies series. In an easy-to-understand, unpretentious style that’s as refreshing as a glass of Chardonnay on a summer day, they provide practical information to help you enjoy wine, including:Real Deal symbols that alert you to good wines that are low in price compared to other wines of similar type, style, or qualityA Vintage Wine Chart with specifics on numerous winesInfo on ordering wine from out of state, collecting wine, and moreWine For Dummies, Fourth Edition 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….