Wine For Dummies

Wine For Dummies

Ed McCarthy

Language: English

Pages: 432

ISBN: 1118288726

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The #1 wine book—now updated!

The art of winemaking may be a time-honored tradition dating back thousands of years, but today, wine is trendier and hotter than ever. Now, wine experts and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan have revised their popular Wine For Dummies to deliver an updated, down-to-earth look at what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine.

Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been updated! If you're a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies will get you up to speed on what's in and help you take your hobby to the next level. If you're new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you've been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics, like navigating restaurant wine lists, deciphering wine labels, dislodging stubborn corks, and so much more.

  • Includes updated information on wine regions throughout the world, including the changes that have taken place in Chile, Argentina, parts of Eastern Europe, the Mt. Etna region in Sicily, among other wine regions in Italy and California's Sonoma Coast
  • Covers what's happening in the "Old World" of wine, including France, Italy, and Spain, and gets you up-to-speed on what's hot (and what's not) in the "New World" of Wine, including the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand
  • Features updated vintage charts and price guidelines
  • Covers wine bloggers and the use of smartphone apps

Wine For Dummies is not just a great resource and reference, it's a good read. It's full-bodied, yet, yet crisp...robust, yet refreshing....

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Tasmania, an island south of Victoria, has some cool microclimates where producers such as Pipers Brook are proving what potential exists for delicate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and sparkling wines. The Rise of New Zealand The history of fine winemaking in New Zealand is relatively short, having been hampered by conservative attitudes towards alcohol. In the 1980s, New Zealand finally began capitalizing on its maritime climate, ideal for producing high-quality wines, and started planting grapes

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Grenache. Other red grapes Table 3-2 describes additional red grape varieties and their wines, which you can encounter either as varietal wines or as wines named for their place of production. Table 3-2 Other Red Grapes and Their Characteristics Grape Type Characteristics Aglianico From Southern Italy, where it makes Taurasi and other age-worthy, powerful red wines, high in tannin. Barbera Italian variety that, oddly for a red grape, has little tannin but very high acidity. When fully

Vergers Verget Bâtard-Montrachet; Chevalier-Montrachet; Meursault pre- mier crus (any) Guy Amiot Chassagne-Montrachet premier crus (any) Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne; Puligny-Montrachet premier crus (any) (continued) 15_045795 ch09.qxp 8/22/06 8:40 PM Page 150 150 Part III: The “Old World” of Wine Table 9-5 (continued) Producer Recommended Wines Colin-Delégér Chassagne-Montrachet premier crus (any); Puligny- Montrachet premier crus (any) Jean-Noël Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet

Riesling and its cohorts In Germany’s cool climate, the noble Riesling ( REESE ling) grape finds true happiness. Riesling represents little more than 20 percent of Germany’s vineyard plantings. Another major, but less distinguished, German variety is Müller-Thurgau (pronounced MOOL lair TOOR gow), a crossing between the Riesling and Silvaner (or possibly Chasselas) grapes. Its wines are softer than Riesling’s with less character and little potential for greatness. After Müller-Thurgau and

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