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California wine for dummies

California wine for dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy; Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Guide to tasting, selecting for types of food, wine regions of California and more.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed McCarthy; Mary Ewing-Mulligan
ISBN: 9780470376072 0470376074
OCLC Number: 312626162
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Part I: The Big Picture of California Wine 9 Chapter 1: Introducing California Wines 11 Chapter 2: What's in the Bottle 25 Chapter 3: Decoding the Label 41 Chapter 4: California's Major Wine Regions 57 Part II: The Headliners 85 Chapter 5: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc 87 Chapter 6: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Their Blends 111 Chapter 7: Pinot Noir 135 Chapter 8: Zinfandel 159 Part III: More Reds, Whites, Pinks, and Bubblies 171 Chapter 9: Pinot Grigio, Rhone-Style Whites, and Other California Whites 173 Chapter 10: Syrah, Petite Sirah, Other Varietal Reds, and Red Blends 185 Chapter 11: Bubbly, Rose, and Dessert Wines 207 Part IV: Enjoying California Wines 217 Chapter 12: Pairing and Sharing California Wines 219 Chapter 13: Making a Winery Pilgrimage 231 Part V: The Part of Tens 241 Chapter 14: Answers to Ten Common Questions about California Wine 243 Chapter 15: Ten Top Travel Destinations and Attractions 249 Index 257
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan.


A tasteful guide for California wine novices and connoisseurs alike California accounts for over 90 percent of the total U.S. wine production--about two of every three bottles sold. California Wine  Read more...
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California Wine for Dummies

by colleenfl (WorldCat user published 2009-10-21) Excellent Permalink

Before reading this book, I had no idea that California produced so much of the wine enjoyed in the US. I also had no idea of the amount of wine they produced overall.  The statistics mentioned at the beginning of the book were enlightening.  I found out that almost 70 percent of the wine...
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