California Wine for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470376074

ISBN-13: 9780470376072

Edition: 2009

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A tasteful guide for California wine novices and connoisseurs alikeCalifornia accounts for over 90 percent of the total U.S. wine production--about two of every three bottles sold. California Wine For Dummies presents the latest information on California wines and the regions where they are produced, such as Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey. The book gives readers the knowledge they need to appreciate California wines, select a good bottle at a store or restaurant, find bargains, and pair wines with food. It also explains why some regions are renowned for wines made from specific grape varietals, and offers tips on how to get the most out of winery visits.Ed McCarthy, CWE (Baldwin, NY), is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal. Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW (Baldwin, NY), is President of the International Wine Center in New York. Together, they are the authors of many For Dummies wine guides, including the perennial bestseller Wine For Dummies (978-0-470-04579-4), now in its fourth edition.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
The Big Picture of California Wine
Introducing California Wines
Whats in the Bottle
Decoding the Label
Californias Major Wine Regions
The Headliners
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Their Blends
Pinot Noir
Zinfandel
More Reds, Whites, Pinks, and Bubblies
Pinot Grigio, Rh�ne-Style Whites, and Other California Whites
Syrah, Petite Sirah, Other
Varietal Reds, and Red Blends
Bubbly, Ros�, and Dessert Wines
Enjoying California Wines
Pairing and Sharing California Wines
Making a Winery Pilgrimage
The Part of Tens
Answers to Ten Common Questions about California Wine
Ten Top Travel Destinations and Attractions
Index
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