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California Wine For Dummies

California Wine For Dummies

ISBN 9780470376072
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher For Dummies
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Overview

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

Overview

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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