California Wine For Dummies

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California Wine For Dummies by McCarthy

English | Apr 20, 2009 | ISBN: 0470376074 | 288 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

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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