Exploring Wine For DummiesÂ®
The basics: turning grapes into wine and telling red from white.
Feature 1: Keeping Leftover Wine.
2. Grape Expectations: Grape Varieties.
Sorting out the raw materials: grapes and what they do.
3. Judging a Wine by Its Label.
Decoding the label lingo.
4. The Wine Name Game.
Understanding what`s in a name through the mysteries of terroir and brand.
5. These Taste Buds Are for You.
Getting to grips with the subject: smelling, tasting and describing wine.
6. Finding and Buying Good Wine.
Knowing your good wine from your bad, and where to find the good stuff.
7. Marrying Wine with Food.
Matching what you drink with what you want to eat, whether dining in or out.
Feature 2: Restaurant Wine Tips.
8. French Wines and the Legendary Bordeaux.
Taking a trip through the heartland of great wine.
9. Burgundy: The Other Great French Wine.
From Beaujolais to Chablis - and beyond.
10. Other French Wines.
Discovering the riches of the Rhône and the Loire -amongst others.
11. Wine in Italy: Piedmont and Tuscany.
Getting in the zone with Italy`s great reds.
12. Tre Venezie and Other Italian Regions.
Exploring the northeast - and the rest.
Feature 3: Does the Glass Really Matter?
13. Intriguing Wines from Old Spain.
Running the rule over Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorato.
14. Wines in Germany and Portugal.
Reviewing Germany`s Rieslings and Portugal`s Vinho Verde.
15. Wines Elsewhere in Europe.
Rounding up the best of the rest of Europe.
16. North American Wines.
Checking our the best in the West.
Feature 4: Does Wine Really Breathe?
17. Australian and New Zealand Wines Arise.
Discovering delights down under, from Murray River to Marlborough.
18. Heating It Up with Chile, Argentina, and South Africa.
Surveying the Southern hemisphere in Old World and the New.
19. Champagnes and Other Sparkling Wines.
Adding some sparkle with Champagne and other bubblies.
20. Wine Roads Less Travelled: Fortified and Dessert Wines.
Coming on strong with fortifi ed and dessert wines.
Feature 5: Vintage Wine Chart.