The Everything Wine Book: A Complete Guide to the World of Wine
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Tips on buying, tasting, pairing, and storing wine--for novices and enthusiasts alike!
Shiraz...Pinot Noir...Chardonnay...Malbec...Prosecco. There's nothing quite like the perfect glass of wine. But with so many different wines to choose from, where do you start? The Everything Wine Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive wine resource for expanding your wine knowledge and taste buds. David White, founder of the influential wine blog Terroirist.com, provides you with an introductory wine course, covering all the essentials, including:
- How to identify the nuances of varieties by taste, smell, and region
- How to choose wines for any occasion
- How pair food with wine
- The history of different types of wines
- How to create a personalized wine cellar
Featuring a pronunciation guide, a glossary of terms, and instructions on how to store and serve wines at home, this all-in-one guide will turn you into a true wine connoisseur in no time at all!
designate or control geographical winemaking areas. France had made its AOC system into law in the 1930s, and it had become a model for other countries. It strictly regulates varieties that can be grown, yields, alcohol levels, and vineyard practices. American wine producers had no predilection for such regulation; they wanted to retain the independence to make their wines using whatever grapes and methods they chose. An AVA can be enormous or very small. The largest is the 26,000-square-mile,
eases their removal from a bottle. This is all well and good, but several synthetic cork producers uses phrases such as “oxygen management” in marketing their wares, a sign that you should not consider long-term aging of bottles with synthetic closures. Get out your church key for these drink-me-now sparklers. Unlike other sparkling wines that keep the bubbles locked up with corks, Il Prosecco and Il Moscato from Mionetto are topped with a crown cap. They’re lightly sparking—frizzante, in
throbbing in your head starts and doesn’t abate. What causes these types of headaches? Sulfites usually get the blame. After all, the label on the wine bottle has a bold, cautionary warning: “Contains sulfites.” In reality, only 1 percent of the general population has a genuine sulfites allergy, usually individuals with asthma or those on steroid medications. If you are part of that 1 percent, you’ll more than likely develop rashes, abdominal pain, or extreme breathing problems from the wine. If
winemaker is happy with the color, the winemaking process continues as it would for white wine. Rosés are rarely aged in oak. Rosés have always been drunk in southern France. Originally they were made from leftover grapes that didn’t make it into the local red wine. That winemaking philosophy has changed, and rosés are now being made on purpose and have acquired respect. They’re made in a dry style. Some of the best rosés come from France—from Tavel (which makes only rosé wines) in the Rhone
Bordeaux for a year for an unpaid apprenticeship, then enrolling at a college or university with viticulture (grape growing) and enology (winemaking) programs might be a good idea. Depending on your patience and interest, you can get associate through doctoral degrees at these places. California makes 90 percent of American wine, and most winemakers and vineyard managers in the state studied at either Fresno State University (www.csufresno.edu) or the University of California at Davis