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Knack Wine Basics By Alan Boehmer

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Introduces readers to the many cogent aspects that leads to the intelligent purchase and enjoyment of wine. This title addresses issues of entertaining with wine, wine and food pairings, cooking with wine, wine touring, and many other practical matters associated with the subject.

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Knack Wine Basics: A Complete Illustrated Guide To Understanding, Selecting & Enjoying Wine by Alan Boehmer

For those new to wine or for dabblers who could use some help deciphering foreign labels, Knack Wine Basics brings unprecedented clarity to the world of the world's most ubiquitous libation. By a California-based expert-and including 400 full-color photos, ten recipes, and twelve maps-it covers everything from how to read a label to entertaining with wine; ordering and serving wine; food and wine pairings; cooking with wine; profiles of red, white, rose, and sparkling wine; wine from all regions of the world; and how to interpret wine ratings.

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About Alan Boehmer

Alan Boehmer has the knack! He has conducted regular wine seminars, tours, and tastings since 1967 in his home state of California. He joined in 1998 as one of the site's earliest contributors, writing its California Wine column, and is today the feature writer for its New World Wine column. Renee Comet has the knack! A nationally recognized food photographer, she keeps a studio in Washington, D.C., where she has worked for such clients as the Washington Post, Whole Foods, and Marriott International.

Table of Contents

Knack Wine Basics Contents Chapter 1: Serving WineCorkscrewGlasswareThe All-Purpose Wine GlassDecanters Chapter 2: Wine Tasting How to Taste Wine The Cork Chapter 3: Ordering Wine in a RestaurantRestaurant Wine ServiceChoosing the Right WineWhen to Return a WineCommon Wine Defects Chapter 4: White Wine ProfilesPopular White WinesSauvignon Blanc,SemillionChardonnayPinot Gris/GrigioViognier/RoussanneRiesling/Gewurztraminer Chapter 5: Red Wine Profiles Popular Red Wines Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPinot NoirSyrahZinfandelPetite Sirah Chapter 6: Rose Wine Profiles Sweet, Off Dry, and DryThe White Zinfandel CrazeTraditional Rose Wines from FranceVarietal New World Rose WinesVin Gris Chapter 7: Sparkling Wine ProfilesChampagneVouvrayCavaProseccoU.S. Sparkling WinesStyles: Brut, Extra Dry, Rose, Doux Chapter 8: Understanding Wine Labels Domestic and ForeignWhat a Wine Label Tells YouAmerican Wine LabelsFrench Wine LabelsGerman Wine LabelsItalian Wine Labels Chapter 9: Wines of California North Coast (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino)Central Coast (Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County)Southern CaliforniaCentral Valley NorthCentral Valley South Chapter 10: Wines of the Pacific Northwest Washington State (Columbia Valley, Puget Sount)Eastern Washington/Walla WallaOregon (Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon) Chapter 11: Wines of New York StateFinger LakesLong IslandHudson River Valley Chapter 12: Other North American Wine RegionsVirginia New MexicoTexas Missouri Canada Chapter 13: Wines of France AlsaceLoire ValleyBurgundyBeaujolaisRhone ValleyBordeauxSouthern France Chapter 14: Wines of Italy PiedmontTrentino/Alto AdigeFriuliVenetoTuscanySouthern ItalySicily and Pantelleria Chapter 15: Wines of Germany and Austria MoselThe RhinelandWachau Chapter 16: Wines of Spain and Portugal Rias BaixasLa RiojaRueda del DueroPenedesJerez (Sherry) La ManchaPortugal Chapter 17: Wines of Australia and New Zealand Southeast AustraliaWestern AustraliaHunter ValleyHawke's Bay (NZ)Marlbourough (NZ)South Island (NZ) Chapter 18: Wines of South Africa & Other RegionsSouth AfricaIsraelGreeceHungary Chapter 19: Wines of South AmericaArgentinaChile Chapter 20: Classic Food and Wine Pairings Apertif and Party WinesWines for Soup and Salad CoursesWines for Meat CoursesWines for Spicy and Ethnic FoodsWines for Dessert CoursesWines for Cheese Courses Chapter 21: Cooking with Wine White Wines Recommended for CookingRed Wines Recommended for CookingFortified Wines Recommended for CookingFour Great Wine Reduction Sauces Chapter 22: Resource Directory Index

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Knack Wine Basics: A Complete Illustrated Guide To Understanding, Selecting & Enjoying Wine by Alan Boehmer
Alan Boehmer
Knack: Make It Easy
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