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Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition
Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition
by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Are you up to date on today's wine scene? Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition reveals what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. With new and revised content, this edition of the popular Wine For Dummies text takes you on a tour of emerging and old world wine regions, showcasing the varieties and styles you need to know to stay up to date on today's wine scene. In addition to highlighting wines themselves, this approachable resource offers insight into wine shops, supermarket wine selections, wine ...
Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies
Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies
by John Szabo

The easy way to learn to pair food with wine Knowing the best wine to serve with food can be a real challenge, and can make or break a meal. Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies helps you understand the principles behind matching wine and food. From European to Asian, fine dining to burgers and barbeque, you'll learn strategies for knowing just what wine to choose with anything you're having for dinner. Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies goes beyond offering a simple list of which wines to drink wit ...
Beer For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Beer For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Marty Nachel with Steve Ettlinger

The fun and friendly guide to all things beer Beer has always been one of the world's most popular beverages; but recently, people have embraced the rich complexities of beer's many varieties. Now, with Beer For Dummies you can quickly and enjoyably educate your palate—from recognizing the characteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles to understanding how to taste and evaluate beer. The author, a beer connoisseur, shares his own expertise on this subject, revealing his picks for t ...
Home Winemaking For Dummies
Home Winemaking For Dummies
by Tim Patterson

An informative, fun guide to making your own wine It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, i ...
Wine All-in-One For Dummies
Wine All-in-One For Dummies
by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Maryann Egan

An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all things wine Want to learn about wine, but don't know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine. You'll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you'll explore ...
California Wine For Dummies
California Wine For Dummies
by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

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 ...
Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Marty Nachel

Want to become your own brewmeister? Homebrewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from making your first “kit” beer to brewing an entire batch from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be boiling, bottling, storing, pouring, and kegging your own frothy, delicious suds. This friendly, hands-on guide walks you through each step in the brewing process at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. It fills you in on ...
Whiskey and Spirits For Dummies
Whiskey and Spirits For Dummies
by Perry Luntz

Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This fri ...
Australian and New Zealand Wine For Dummies
Australian and New Zealand Wine For Dummies
by Maryann Egan

How to choose wines with confidence. Enhance your wine knowledge and enjoyment while sipping your way through Australian & New Zealand Wine For Dummies. In plain English, this book helps you appreciate the rich choice of wines produced in these two serious winemaking countries. Whether buying online, over the counter or across the cellar door, this friendly reference guide is your perfect companion. Discover how to: Find out about the wine regions of Australia and New Zealand Interpret wine ...
French Wine For Dummies
French Wine For Dummies
by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

“Whether you are an avid collector or wine novice, this book offers an extensive resource in an accessible format.” —Charlie Trotter, Acclaimed Chef and Award-Winning Author “This book is an invitation to discover the bountiful wine regions, each different from one another, and is an homage to the beauty and uniqueness of the delicious wines they produced.” —Georges Duboeuf, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf “The diversity of French wine is one of its att ...
Italian Wine For Dummies
Italian Wine For Dummies
by Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Ed McCarthy

"A must-have book for anyone who is serious about Italian wines."—Lidia Bastianich, host of PBS?s Lidia's Italian Table "I have yet to encounter more knowledgeable guides to...Italian wine."—Piero Antinori, President, Antinori Wines "Bravo to Ed and Mary! This book shows their love for Italy, the Italian producers, and the great marriage of local foods with local wines. Here is a great book that presents the information without intimidation."—Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO Restaurant ...
Champagne For Dummies
Champagne For Dummies
by Ed McCarthy

Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the world. The major reason for all the confusion is the use of the term “Champagne” appearing on labels of sparkling wines that come from places other than the province of Champagne in northeastern France. But true champagne can only be born in an environment that combines the essential elements of chalky soil, a cool climate, and the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grape varieties. These are the crucial elements ...