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

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Everything Books, 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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A pretty cool wine book!
goes into details about whats in alot of wines, preservatives, animal products etc.
If you are reading this and want to know where to find organic, preservative-free, Vegan wine:
https://www.dilgaorganics.com.au/index.php
 

Contents

Wine in the Ancient World 2 Wine in Europe 5 Wine in the Americas
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Shopping for Wine 159 Wine Stores 160 Discount Warehouses and Superstores 162 What Are
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More Than Red White and Pink
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Wine and Health 255 The French Paradox 256 What the Studies Say 257 Health Components
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How Wine Is Made 18 Red Wine 21 White Wine 22 Rose Wine
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Organic Wine 30 Vegetarian and Vegan Wine
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Region
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Merlot 54 PinotNoir 55 SyrahShiraz 57 Sangiovese
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Oregon 117 Washington 119 The Other 46
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The Physiology of Taste 124 Winetasting Techniques
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The Dynamics of Food and Wine 136 Matching Likes to Likes 137 More
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Costs of Wine Production 148 More Winemaker Decisions 150
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Entertaining at Home 175 Choose Your Entertaining Style 176 Glassware Basics 176 Corkscrewing
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Youre in Charge 193 A Restaurants Attitude Toward Wine 194 Deciphering the Wine List 196
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All Things Bubbly 207 Champagnevs SparklingWine 208 HistoryofChampagne 210 Champagne
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Dessert Wines and Fortified Wines 225 Sweet Wines in History 226 Late Harvest and Noble Rot 226 Ice Wines
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Wine Regions of the Old World
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Italy 86 Germany 89 Spain 91 Portugal 93 Austria
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New Zealand 98 South Africa 100 Chile 102 Argentina
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Youre Not in France Anymore Dorothy 110 California 111 New York
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Establishing a Home Wine Cellar 237 Why Do You Want a Wine Cellar? 238 What Does a Wine Cellar Look Like?
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Visiting a Winery 269 Types of Wineries 270 Planning Your Trip 270 Tasting Rooms 272 Tasting
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AppendixA Pronunciation Guide
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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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