California Wine For Dummies
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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 wine-drinking experience. California wine 101 - understand the range of California wines, what makes them unique, and what a varietal wine is. Review the regions - explore the major wine regions of California and what makes each one special, from the soil to the climate. Open the bottle - become fluent in the Big Six: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel. Go beyond the basics - appreciate Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Syrah, sparkling wines, and more. Round out your wine experience - pair and share wines, learn about the proper glassware and serving temperatures, and prepare for a winery visit.