California Wine For Dummies

Series: For Dummies
Genre: Cooking
Original Publish Date: Mar 25, 2009
Product Number: EB00056513
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780470506547
Publisher: For Dummies
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Discover the nuances of California wines and increase your drinking pleasure Want to be a California wine connoisseur? This friendly guide gives you the knowledge you need to appreciate these fine wines, showing you how to taste them, select a good bottle, pair wine with food, and much more. You'll see why certain wine regions are renowned and how to further enrich your wine-drinking experience. -California wine 101—understand the range of California wines, what makes them unique, and what a varietal wine is - Review the regions—explore the major wine regions of California and what makes each one special, from the soil to the climate - Open the bottle—become fluent in the Big Six: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel - Go beyond the basics—appreciate Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Syrah, sparkling wines, and more - Round out your wine experience—pair and share wines, learn about the proper glassware and serving temperatures, and prepare for a winery visit Open the book and find: -An overview of California wine today - Wine recommendations for all budgets - Explanations of wine label language - A map of wine regions - Tips for aging and collecting California wines - Winery tasting etiquette - The ins and outs of recent vintages - Top wine country travel destinations

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