This friendly, unpretentious guide has been revised to cover all the latest developments in the wine world. As always, the authors deliver just what ordinary mortals need to know to navigate the wine list at a restaurant or the wine aisle at a store, select a great bottle, and truly enjoy it.This friendly, unpretentious guide has been revised to cover all the latest developments in the wine world. As always, the authors deliver just what ordinary mortals need to know to navigate the wine list at a restaurant or the wine aisle at a store, select a great bottle, and truly enjoy it.Read Less
New. 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. Introduction Part I: Getting to Know Wine Chapter 1: Wine 101 Chapter 2: These Taste Buds Are for You Chapter 3: Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties Chapter 4: Wine Names and Label Lingo Chapter 5: Behind the Scenes of Winemaking Part II: Wine and You: Up Close and Personal Chapter 6: Buying Wine to Drink at Home Chapter 7: Confronting a Restaurant Wine List Chapter 8: Serving Wine Chapter 9: Marrying Wine with Food Part III: The "Old World" of Wine Chapter 10: Doing France Chapter 11: Italy, the Heartland of Vino Chapter 12: Spain, Germany, and Elsewhere in Europe Part IV: Discovering the "New World" of Wine Chapter 13: The Southern Hemisphere Arises Chapter 14: America, America Part V: Wine`s Exotic Face Chapter 15: Champagne and Other Sparklers Chapter 16: Wine Roads Less Traveled: Fortified and Dessert Wines Part VI: When You`ve Caught the Bug Chapter 17: Buying and Collecting Wine Chapter 18: Continuing Education for Wine Lovers Chapter 19: Describing and Rating Wine Part VII: The Part of Tens Chapter 20: Answers to Ten Common Questions about Wine Chapter 21: Ten Wine Myths Demystified Part VIII: Appendixes Appendix A: Pronunciation Guide to Wine Terms Appendix B: Glossary of Wine Terms Appendix C: Vintage Wine Chart: 1991--2010 Printed Pages: 432. 18 x 24 cm.
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