The Everything Wine Book: From Chardonnay to Zinfandel, All You Need to Make the Perfect Choice

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Adams Media, Aug 29, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 320 pages
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Sure, you can tell red wine from white wine, but where do you go from there? You know how complex the intricacies of wine stewardship can be; but how do you make sense of the label and learn to identify a good wine by the way it looks or smells? The Everything Wine Book, 2nd Edition is your one-stop shop for conquering the world of wine--one grape at a time! In this completely updated second edition, you'll learn to: Talk the wine talk like a sommelier; understand and deconstruct wine labels, region by region; master tasting techniques that refine your palate; choose the perfect bottle for every occasion; build and stock your own wine cellar; tour the best wineries like a pro; and more! Complete with a pronunciation guide and glossary of terms, The Everything Wine Book is the perfect vino companion for anyone--whether you're picking up a bottle for the first time or are a seasoned glass-tipper interested in learning more!
 

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Contents

A Brieft History of Wine
1
Categories of Wine More Than Red White and Pink
17
Types of Wine Whats in a Name?
35
A Primer on Red Grape Varieties
51
A Primer on White Grape Varieties
65
Wine Regions of the Old World
79
Wine Regions of the New World
95
Wine Regions of the United States
109
Entertaining at Home
175
Wine at Restaurants Youre in Charge
193
All Things Bubbly
207
Dessert Wines and Fortified Wines
225
Establishing a Home Wine Cellar
237
Wine and Health
255
Visiting a Winery
269
Wine Information Resources
287

Enjoying Wine Tasting It and Talking about It
123
Wine and Food
135
The Cost of Wine What Goes into the Bottle
147
Shopping for Wine
159
Pronunciation Guide
301
Glossary
307
Index
313
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Barbara Nowak is a regular contributor to the popular show "Today at Home" on the Home and Garden network. Beverly Wichman is a business professional.

Wichman is a sister and best friend to Barbara Nowak. They are the stars of the hit radio show, Taste of Nashville.

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