Idiot's Guides: Wine, 1st Edition

  • Stacy Slinkard
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645667
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645664
  • DDC: 641.22
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This full-color book opens with an introduction to wine--including what it is, how it's made, and the various types of grapes and wines available--and then clearly shows the reader how to read a wine label and how to taste wine. The author guides the reader through a wine list and how order wine in a restaurant and explains how to buy wine, serve wine at home, and perfectly pair it with different types of food. From there, the reader is taken on a tour of the world's wines, region by region, from Europe, to the southern hemisphere, to North and South America.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Wine Basics.
2: How Wine is Made.
3: Old World Versus New World Wines.
4: Eight Grapes to Know.
5: Buying, Serving, Tasting, and Storing Wine.
6: Buying Wine.
7: Serving Wine.
8: Factors for Pairing Food and Wine.
9: Storing Wine.
10: Wines of Europe.
11: Wines of France.
12: Wines of Italy.
13: Wines of Spain.
14: Wines of Portugal.
15: Wines of Germany.
16: Wines of Austria.
17: Wines of the Rest of Europe.
18: Wines of North America.
19: Wines of California.
20: Wines of Washington.
21: Wines of Oregon.
22: Wines of New York.
23: Wines of Virginia.
24: Wines of Canada.
25: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere.
26: Wines of Australia.
27: Wines of New Zealand.
28: Wines of Chile.
29: Wines of Argentina.
30: Wines of South Africa.
31: Other Types of Wine.
32: Champagne and Sparkling Wine.
33: Fortified Wines.
34: Dessert Wines.
Wine Q&A.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.