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California Wine for Dummies

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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 win
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 25th 2009 by For Dummies
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Jul 01, 2009 Kathleen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like wine but don't know how to pick out a good bottle
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Boy, did I need this book! There is no place that I feel more stupid than standing in the wine aisle trying to pick out a bottle of wine. I've even been wine tasting in the Napa Valley, but that was with a bunch of friends and I was more interested in partying than paying attention to all that talk about varietals and blends and notes.

This book has all the nuts and bolts you need to build a good base of knowledge about California wine. It methodically takes you through each of the Big Six: Chard

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 consumed in the US is from California. This book really opened my eyes to the amount and quality of wines from California.

The book contained many helpful features. The cheat sheet located in the front of the book
A few years outdated, but still an excellent primer for the glorious world of California wine. Useful tips on Wine Country Travel and just enough history to put California wine in context with the world's other great wine growing regions.
This weekend, I went to the wine store, armed with a list of vineyards and grapes to try, based on recommendations in this book. I am no wine dummy now!
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