By Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Maryann Egan
An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all issues wine
Want to profit approximately wine, yet do not know the place to begin? Wine All-In-One For Dummies offers entire information regarding the fundamentals of wine in a single easy-to-understand quantity. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our nearby and particular wine titles, this publication can provide the counsel you want to comprehend, buy, drink and revel in wine.
You'll commence initially as you find how wine is made. From there you are going to discover grape kinds and vineyards, learn labels and wine lists, and detect all of the nuances of tasting wine. you will see how one can effectively shop wine and serve it in your guests-and even building up a powerful number of wine. Plus, you will discover feedback for ideal nutrients pairings and entire assurance on wines from round the world.
- Features wine tasting, serving, storing, amassing, and purchasing suggestions, all in one authoritative volume
- Includes details on California wines, in addition to different family and overseas destinations together with the united states, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina.
- Helps you opt the easiest classic in your needs
- Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine
- Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of 7 Dummies books on wine together with the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, different contributing authors are famous wine specialists and reporters in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada
Whether you are a wine amateur or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the single consultant you would like in your shelf to make your wine event whole.
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The grapes that make a particular wine dictate the genetic structure of that wine and how it’ll respond to everything the winemaker does to it. Different varieties of grapes (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Merlot, for example) make different wines. Grape variety refers to the fruit of a specific type of grapevine: the fruit of the Cabernet Sauvignon vine, for example, or of the Chardonnay vine. The specific grape variety (or varieties) that makes any given wine is largely responsible for the sensory characteristics the wine offers — from its appearance and aromas to its flavors and alcohol–tannin–acid profile.
Grüner Veltliner (grew-ner velt-lee-ner) A native Austrian variety that boasts complex aromas and flavors (vegetal, spicy, mineral), rich texture, and usually substantial weight. Muscat (moos-caht) An aromatic grape that makes Italy’s sparkling Asti (which, incidentally, tastes exactly like ripe Muscat grapes). It has extremely pretty floral aromas. In Alsace and Austria, Muscat makes a dry wine, and in lots of places (southern France, southern Italy, and Australia among them) it makes a delicious, sweet dessert wine through the addition of alcohol.
Many more brands, by far, fall into the first category than the second, because most winemakers do use sulfur dioxide when making their wines. But not all wines from organically grown grapes are labeled as such. Some winemakers who are deeply committed to organic farming prefer to promote and sell their wines based on the wines’ quality, not the incidental feature of their organic farming. For them, organic farming is a means to an end — better grapes, and therefore better wine — rather than a marketing tool.