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Champagne For Dummies

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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 informing the unique flavor profile found only in wines from that corner of the world. Without them, any wine—even a very good one—calling itself champagne, is just an imposter. Baffled by bubbly? Let wine expert Ed McCarthy clear away the confusion. If you find shopping for champagne a challenge, try this fun, friendly guide and discover just how easy it is to select the perfect bottle and: Appreciate various champagne styles Enjoy the author’s favorite champagnes Store and serve champagne Pair champagne with food Evaluate sparkling wines from the US and other countries What’s the difference between brut and extra dry? Is Vintage Champagne worth the extra money? You’ll get the answers to these and all your questions about that effervescent wonder. And in the process you’ll discover: How champagne is made, what grape varieties are used, where the major grape-growing areas are, and how those tiny bubbles get into champagne The difference between vintage and non-vintage champagne and champagne specialties, such as blancs and rosé Champagnes The meanings of terms used to describe the dryness/sweetness levels of champagne, such as brut, extra-dry and semi-sec All about the great champagne houses, including in-depth coverage of the author’s 25 favorites Everything you need to know about buying and storing champagne The best ways to serve champagne, including the best glasses, the best foods to eat with it and more Like most good things in life, the better you understand champagne, the more you enjoy it. This friendly guide will help you make your enjoyment of the most glamorous beverage on the planet complete.

Wine For Dummies

Author : Ed McCarthy
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Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been extensively updated! If you’re a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition will get you up to speed on what’s in and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you’re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you’ve been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics: How to handle snooty wine clerks, navigate restaurant wine lists, decipher cryptic wine labels, and dislodge stubborn corks How to sniff and taste wine How to store and pour wine and pair it with food Four white wine styles: fresh, unoaked; earthy; aromatic; rich, oaky Four red wine styles: soft, fruity, and relatively light-bodied; mild-mannered, medium-bodied; spicy; powerful, full-bodied, and tannic What’s happening in the “Old World” of wine, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, and Greece What’s how (and what’s not) in the New World of Wine, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa U.S. wines from California, Oregon, Washington, and New York Bubbling beauties and medieval sweets: champagne, sparkling wines, sherry, port, and other exotic dessert wines Authors Ed McCarthy, CWE, who is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, who owns the International Wine Center in New York, have co-authored six wine books in the For Dummies series. In an easy-to-understand, unpretentious style that’s as refreshing as a glass of Chardonnay on a summer day, they provide practical information to help you enjoy wine, including: Real Deal symbols that alert you to good wines that are low in price compared to other wines of similar type, style, or quality A Vintage Wine Chart with specifics on numerous wines Info on ordering wine from out of state, collecting wine, and more Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition is not just a great resource and reference, it’s a good read. It’s full-bodied, yet light…rich, yet crisp…robust, yet refreshing….

French Wine For Dummies Mini Edition

Author : Ed McCarthy
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Buy, order, and enjoy the best of French wine with ease You no longer have to be confused or intimidated by French wine. Sip and savor the best — and best value — Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, and other delicious wines with this handy guide. Open the book and find: Pronunciation guide to French wine names The best wines from the high-profile regions The types of grapes used in popular wines Top French wine values

Italian Wine For Dummies

Author : Mary Ewing-Mulligan
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"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 Right now, Italy is the most exciting wine country on earth. The quality of Italian wines has never been higher and the range of wines has never been broader. Even better, the types of Italian wines available outside of Italy have never been greater. But with all these new Italian wines and wine zones not to mention all the obscure grape varieties, complicate blends, strange names and restrictive wine laws. Italian wines are also about he most challenging of all to master. The time has come for comprehensive, up-to-date guides to Italian wines. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Italian Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delectable world of fine Italian wine. It shows you how to: Translate wine labels Identify great wine bargains Develop your own wine tastes Match Italian wines with foods Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the best Tuscans, Sicilians, Abruzzese and other delicious Italian wines. This lighthearted and informative guide explores: The styles of wine made in Italy and the major grape varieties used to make them How the Italian name their wines, the complicated laws governing how names are given and the meanings of common label terminology Italy's important wine regions including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products A guide to pronouncing Italian wine terms and names and how to order Italian wines in restaurants For Italians, wine (vino) is food (alimentari) and food is love (amore). And you can never have enough love in your life. So, order a copy of Italian Wine For Dummies, today and get ready to share the love!

Bartending For Dummies

Author : Ray Foley
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Now updated and expanded-the bestselling guide to mixing drinks "A must for all the 'do it yourself' bartenders."-Charles Chop, United States Bartenders Guild "Who better to write Bartending For Dummies than America's best known and funniest bartender, Ray Foley."-Bill Samuels Jr., President of Maker's Mark Distillery First published in 1997, Bartending For Dummies has helped hundreds of thousands solve the mysteries of mixology-and remains one of the top-selling bartending guides, week after week. Now, bartender extraordinaire Ray Foley has updated his classic guide, making it even more essential to anyone who entertains. This updated edition now offers recipes for today's trendiest cocktails, such as the Metropolitan and the Apple Martini. It features the latest drinks with flavored vodkas and rums. And it delivers expanded coverage of single-malt Scotch whiskies and wines from around the world. Best of all, the book continues to include all the features that have made it so popular over the years: an A-to-Z recipe guide to nearly 1,000 cocktails and shooters, unbeatable tips on outfitting a home bar and mixing cocktails like a pro, and savvy guidance on selecting liquors, wines, and other libations. It's just what people need to mix up great drinks and have a blast! Ray Foley (Basking Ridge, NJ) has been a bartender for more than 20 years. He is the Publisher and founder of Bartender magazine (150,000 circulation) and Bartender.com (2.5 million hits per month) and is the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book II, The Ultimate Little Shooter Book, and The Ultimate Little Martini Book, among others.

i Net Certification For Dummies

Author : Ron Gilster
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So you want i-Net+ Certification, but you don't want to spend every waking hour studying? Have no fear -- i-Net+ Certification For Dummies is here. Delivered in plain language and in a fun, entertaining style, this book can shorten your study time and help you pass the i-Net+ certification exam. The book reviews the essentials of the Internet and helps you hone your test-taking skills. Plus, i-Net+ Certification For Dummies includes a companion CD-ROM loaded with hundreds of practice questions, the entertaining QuickLearn® sci-fi study game, and several test-prep software demos. Each chapter features reviews of key study subjects, self-assessment tests to see what you already know, and tips to help you manage and save time while studying or taking the exam. This book can really help you get up to speed on Internet technology! Covers: Exam IKO-001

Exploring Wine For Dummies

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Europe For Dummies

Author : Steven Richards
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From the bright lights and glamour of London and Paris, to the old-world enchantment of Tuscany, to the sun-drenched beaches of Greece, Europe’s cities and countryside, castles and cuisines offer postcard-perfect vacations for any kind of traveler, in any season of the year. There’s no end to the wonders of Europe—in fact, the prospect of planning a trip, deciding where to go and what to see, can be somewhat overwhelming. This user-friendly guide takes you city by city, country by country, through the best of Europe, with: Five great European itineraries, from the “Everything but the Kitchen Sink in Two Weeks” tour to a week of romance and a kid-friendly adventure Regional guides such as London/England, Dublin/Ireland, Madrid/Castile, Vienna/Austria, Florence/Tuscany, Athens/Greek Islands City guides for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Prague, Venice, and more Lists of the most overlooked sights in Europe—and the most overrated Itineraries for one, two, and three days in each location Restaurants, hotels, shopping, great gift ideas, and much more! Like every For Dummies travel guide, Europe For Dummies, Second Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps

Wine All in One For Dummies

Author : Ed McCarthy
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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 grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You'll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you'll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world. Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada Whether you're a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.

French Wine For Dummies

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“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 attractions, but it can seem perplexing...until you pick up this marvelous guide. The route is well -marked, easy-to-follow, and the destinations are delicious.” —Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant and author, Adventures on the Wine Route “...Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan lead us by the hand down the road of adventure to discover the wines of France that they know so well.... In their relaxed, wise, and mischievous way, they show us the joy and pleasure of drinking French wine.” —Prince Alain de Polignac, Winemaker, Champagne Pommery You no longer need to be confused or intimidated by French wine. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, French Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delicious world of fine French wine. Among other things, you’ll discover how to: Translate wine labels Identify great wine bargains Develop your own wine tastes Match French wines with foods Here’s everything you need to know to sip and savor the best—and the best-value—Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Alsace, and other delicious wines. This lighthearted and informative guide covers: The story of French wine and how it came to dominate the wine world How the French name and label their wines and why France’s most important wine regions—including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products France’s other wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, the Loire Valley, and others So pour yourself a big glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, sit back, and enjoy the ride as Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan take you on an intoxicating journey through the wonderful world of French wine.

Wine for Dummies 4th Ed

Author : Ed Mccarthy
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Wine For Dummies, 4e includes new information on all the emerging wine regions, such as Argentina, Greece, and Chile, as well as additions and changes to other country's new wines, such as those of France and Italy. Wine For Dummies, 4E also shares with readers entirely new recommendations for the best red and wine wines in the market.If you re a connoisseur, then this edition will get you up to speed on what s in and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you ve been missing and show you how to get started. It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. · Wine 101 · These Taste Buds Are for You · Pinot Envy and Other Secrets about Grape Varieties · Wine Names and Label Lingo · Behind the Scenes of Winemaking · Navigating a Wine Shop · Confronting a Restaurant Wine List · The Insider s Track to Serving and Using Wine · Doing France · Italy, the Heartland of Vino · Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Beyond · The Southern Hemisphere Arises · America, America · Champagne and Other Sparklers · Wine Roads Less Traveled Fortified and Dessert Wines · Buying and Collecting Wine · Continuing Education for Wine Lovers · Describing and Rating Wine · Marrying Wine with Food · Answers to Ten Common Questions about Wine · Ten Wine Myths Demystified

Digital Photography for Dummies

Author : Julie Adair King
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Your fun and easy guide to the world of digital photography Digital cameras just keep getting better. But where do you begin? In this friendly guide, Julie Adair King delivers just what you need. She tells you how to select the right equipment. She reveals secrets of great digital picture-taking. And she shows you how to use photo-editing software to enhance any digital photo. THE DUMMIES WAY Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Top ten lists A dash of humour and fun Discover how to: Compose your images for maximum impact Capture action and panoramic shots Avoid grainy images Transfer images to your computre Process your digital images Look after your camera Get smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from among 33 different subject categories Sign up for eTips at www.dummiesdaily.com

Alsace Lorraine Champagne

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

Author : Jeff Herman
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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

Wine Style

Author : Mary Ewing-Mulligan
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From the bestselling authors of Wine For Dummies, a different way to choose and enjoy wine Because the choices in a wine store or on a wine list can seem limitless or intimidating, wine drinkers often stick with what they know, such as Merlot, or go with the choice made by a wine critic or a waiter. This appealingly straightforward and unintimidating guide will help wine drinkers discover what they like and make informed choices. The authors identify 12 wine styles, or taste categories, including four for red wine and four for white wine. For each style, the authors detail how it tastes, where it comes from, grape varieties that are common for the style, and a few recommended wines. The style "Soft, Fruity Red Wines," for instance, includes U.S. Merlots, Beaujolais, Burgundies and other Pinot Noirs, and southern Italian reds, among other wines. Complete with tips on pairing wine with food and a pull-out wine wheel to help readers remember the styles, this is the refreshingly different book wine drinkers have been waiting for. Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Master of Wine, and Ed McCarthy, Certified Wine Instructor (New York, NY), are among the best-known, most widely respected wine experts in the United States. They have appeared frequently in the media, including on television's Food Network and CNNfn, and have written seven wine books in the For Dummies series.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2001 2002

Author : Jeff Herman
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The classic reference guide for book authors has been completely revised and updated with the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at over 500 book publishing houses.

American Wine Society Journal

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Food Service News

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Wine Enthusiast

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France For Dummies

Author : Cheryl A. Pientka
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France for Dummies covers the highlights of France, from the fairy-tale castles of the Loire valley to the non-stop nightlife of the French Riviera. You'll find candid, detailed reviews of the very best dining and accommodations, tips on sightseeing and even a list of the top ten French foods to indulge in. With information on the highlights of each region, the best seasons to visit and a calendar of events, France for Dummies is the only guide you'll need to plan the perfect trip to France.