French Wine For Dummies Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan on Amazon.com.FREE. shipping on qualifying offers. “Whether you are an avid collector or wine novice, this book offers an extensive resource in an accessible format.” —Charlie Trotter. Oct 29, 2015 Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine.
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I know enough about wine to get by. This volume, though, adds a context to my knowledge of wine that I appreciate. The purpose is presented at the outset (Page 1): 'We want you and everyone else to enjoy wine. . .--rega..more
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The one thing I realized while reading this is that I actually don't care that much. There are other things in the world that are much more interesting to me.
Wine enthusiasts: raise a glass!
The United States is the largest retail wine market in the world and one of the fastest-growing markets in terms of both consumption and production. The market has expanded rapidly in the past few years due to increased consumption, new wine styles, online wine purchasing, and a growing younger population of wine enthusiasts.
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This book delivers great content; easy to read, sometimes funny, and like the title suggest, for dummies.
If you are slightly interested in knowing about regions and some other curiosities about winemaking, this is a good read.
Critics of the book have pointed out that the authors spend a lot of time focused on the main wine producing areas of the world (France, Italy, California, etc.) and don't get into the smaller production areas. I think that makes sense in a book like this. There is plenty of information for getting you started on decoding variety of grap..more
A nicely plain approach to wine, with none of the pompousness that scares so many people off, myself included. The author keeps for a main theme: if the wine tastes good to you, drink it, if not, don’t. The rest is really just extras that gives you something to talk about at fancy parties.
A wonderfully irrelevant introduction to the surprisingly not overwhelming world of wine.
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Selecting a wine you like is easy when you can correctly pronounce wine names, use appropriate terms to describe wine, decode wine names, and approach the selecting process with confidence.
Quick Guide to Wine Pronunciation
Correctly pronouncing wine names is one way to keep from irritating a wine snob; the following table can help you out. The stressed syllable in each word is italicized; if no syllable is italicized, all syllables carry equal weight.
|Cabernet Sauvignon||cab-er-nay saw-vee-nyon|
|Montepulciano d’Abruzzo||mon-tae-pul-chee-ah-noh dah-brute-zoh|
|Pinot Grigio||pee-noh gree-joe|
|Pinot Noir||pee-noh nwahr|
Useful Terms for Describing Wine
When describing wine, wine merchants, restaurant servers, and your oenophile friends will use specific language to tell you about its characteristics. Knowing these words will help you understand the wine they’re describing:
Aroma or bouquet: The smell of a wine — bouquet applies particularly to the aroma of older wines
Body: The apparent weight of a wine in your mouth (light, medium, or full)
Crisp: A wine with refreshing acidity
Dry: Not sweet
Finish: The impression a wine leaves as you swallow it
Flavor intensity: How strong or weak a wine’s flavors are
Fruity: A wine whose aromas and flavors suggest fruit; doesn’t imply sweetness
Oaky: A wine that has oak flavors (smoky, toasty)
Soft: A wine that has a smooth rather than crisp mouthfeel
Tannic: A red wine that is firm and leaves the mouth feeling dry
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Wine For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Most wines you find in shops and restaurants are named in two basic ways: for the variety of the grape or for the place the grapes are grown. This instant guide decodes common wine names and tells you the wine’s color.
|Wine Name||Grape or Place||Wine Color|
|Bordeaux||Place/France||Red or white|
|Burgundy (Bourgogne)||Place/France||Red or white|
|Champagne||Place/France||White or rosé|
|Côtes du Rhône||Place/France||Red or white|
|Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris||Grape||White|
|Port (Porto)||Place/Portugal||Red (fortified)|
|Rhine (Rheingau, Rheinhessen)||Place/Germany||White|
|Rioja||Place/Spain||Red or white|
|Zinfandel||Grape||Red or pink|
Buying Wine with Confidence
Don’t get frazzled when you’re shopping for wine. Browsing and buying wine should be a fun, positive experience. Remember these helpful hints when you hit the wine shop:
No one in the world knows everything about wine.
Smart people aren’t afraid to ask “dumb” questions.
The purpose of wine is to be enjoyed.
Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll enjoy it more.
I am my own best judge of wine quality.
Most wines are good wines.
Experimentation is fun.
Advice is free for the asking.
Every bottle of wine is a live performance.
I’ll never know . . . until I try it!
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