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White Wine For Dummies
by Ed McCarthy Mary Ewing-Mulligan

RRP €11.30

White Wine For Dummies
by Author Name Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

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List Price:11.30
Format: Paperback, 217 x 142 x 22mm, 282pp
Publication date: 30 Sep 1996
Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
ISBN-13: 9780764550119


"This book is a "must" if you enjoy the taste of wine! This excellent guide playfully educates amateurs, as well as experts, in the pleasures of drinking white wines." Michael Aaron, Chairman, Sherry-Lehman, World Renowned Wine Shop, New York, NY "White Wine For Dummies is an insightful reference guide for the beginning taster or the industry professional who has an appreciation of wine and wit." Lynn Penner-Ash, President/Winemaker, Rex Hill Vineyards, Inc. Do you know the difference between a Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and a Sauvignon Blanc? Are you frustrated and intimidated by the vast number of white wines to choose from? White Wine For Dummies is your handy guide to the world of white wines covering wine regions from all over the world, including California, France, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, and Italy. With this handy guide, complete with helpful charts, wine label examples, expert tips, wine tasting techniques, and author recommendations youll soon be selecting white wine with confidence! see us at: http://www for info on other IDG Books titles: http://www Inside, youll discover how to:Understand the key differences between white and red winesDistinguish white wine varieties by color, aroma, flavor, and textureIdentify the grape type, region, and vintage with easeExplore the California wine revolution from Chardonnay to Sauvignon BlancDiscover fine American wineries from Washington to Oregon to the Finger Lakes of New YorkUncover the secrets of European white winesChoose the right vintage and style to suit your taste


Introduction. PART I: A Course of White Wine. Chapter 1: Beyond the Red Horizon. Chapter 2: Accounting for Taste. Chapter 3: Grape Expectations. Chapter 4: The Seven Classic Types of White Wine. Chapter 5: White Wine with Fish -- and More. PART II: A World of White Wine. Chapter 6: California Chardonnay. Chapter 7: California Whites, Beyond Chardonnay. Chapter 8: The White Wines of Oregon, Washington, and New York. Chapter 9: White Wine Down Under -- Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Chapter 10: Vin Blanc Francais: The Great White Burgundies. Chapter 11: Vin Blanc Francais: Bordeaux and Beyond. Chapter 12: A League of Their Own: Germany's White Wines. Chapter 13: White Wines from Italy: More Than Soave and Pinot Grigio. Chapter 14: Spain, Portugal, Austria, and Switzerland. PART III: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Little-Known White Wines Worth Knowing. Chapter 16: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about White Wines. Chapter 17: Ten Palate-Pleasing Exercises for Savoring White Wines. PART IV: Appendixes. Appendix A: Pronunciation Guide. Appendix B: Glossary. Appendix C: Those Very Good Years: A Vintage Chart. Index. Reader Response Card.

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  • Illustrations: glossary