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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McCarthy, Mary Mulligan, Mary Ewing-Mulligan Narrator: Brett Barry Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The For Dummies Series Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780061707377
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The art of winemaking may be a time-honored tradition dating back thousands of years, but today, wine is trendier and hotter than ever. Now, wine experts and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan have revised their popular Wine For Dummies to deliver an updated, down-to-earth look at what’s in, what’s out, and what’s new in wine.

This update of the bestselling For Dummies classic covers everything from established and emerging wine regions to pairing wine with food to collecting wine. Here’s to fun, relaxed wine exploration and enjoyment!

Discover how to:

  • understand grape varieties and wine style;
  • decipher wine lists and wine labels; and
  • select, store, open, pour, and enjoy wine.


From choosing a great bottle to matching wine with food, Wine Making For Dummies, 4th Edition is overflowing with wine tips that’ll give you the confidence to buy and enjoy wine like a true connoisseur.

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Complete…and agreeably relaxed.”

    New York Times

  • “The grand cru (yes, that’s a compliment) of wine books for regular folks.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Smart and totally readable.”

    Newsday

  • “Surpasses other wine primers.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara | 1/17/2014

    " Very humorous...and educational too, without being snobby. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/2/2014

    " A lovely book about wine, where it comes from, how to treat it, and how to listen to wine lovers without having your eyes glaze over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilda | 12/21/2013

    " I found this helpful. I have nothing bad to say about it - just an intro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/18/2013

    " Very easy to read. Informative "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse D. | 11/24/2013

    " Good for the basic knowledge of wine. Definitely a good starter book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Comis | 11/21/2013

    " I haven't read many of these "Dummies" books over the years, but this was a nice little quick guide to becoming a wine snob. Now I can use the phrase "ebulliently fruity" to describe the next Riesling I try. Everyone will be so impressed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catrina Edgar | 11/14/2013

    " This has been a really great resource for us, and a very easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/14/2013

    " Just the basics and definitely a good book for someone just learning to appreciate wine. Written in a way that you can understand and keeps you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wirayudha Rohandi | 9/25/2013

    " "I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty." - Madame Lily Bollinger "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 8/3/2013

    " My very first "...for Dummies" book, and have to say, quite informative! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Loewer | 3/13/2013

    " It's the textbook for Cornell's wine class and doesn't disappoint, giving you more than enough reference on terroir and viticulture than you'll ever need. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon Yoong | 2/18/2013

    " Read this while waiting for my wife. A good book no more no less than advertised. Great that they included aussie wines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 11/10/2012

    " The title says it all: Wine For Dummies! Very accessible, fun to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnn Althaus | 10/19/2012

    " For someone who loves wine, this is a great book to learn a little more about what you're drinking!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Foxygiraffe | 10/6/2012

    " Pretty helpful and fun. It makes wine more accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Schaefer | 6/9/2012

    " Very clear and concise on how to navigate the world of the grape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 6/6/2012

    " Good overview of the world of wine. I especially like the appendix for definitions and pronunciation of non-English wine words. The authors also suggest notable producers in the major wine categories. This is helpful in the exploration stage and I have been using their suggestions to good effect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/18/2012

    " Good intro to wine book that I used as a textbook for my wine tasting class in college. Great foundation, easy to read, and fun at the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/14/2012

    " As A relative wine novice I found this a good introduction to the world of wine. I was familiar with with the styles of wine out of California but didn't know much about European wine. I now feel like I have a basis for begging to explore wine from other regions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/18/2012

    " Surprisingly thorough. Truly a "must read" for the novice connoisseur. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 4/29/2011

    " This little guide does have some useful information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/27/2011

    " Very easy to read. Informative "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/24/2011

    " As A relative wine novice I found this a good introduction to the world of wine. I was familiar with with the styles of wine out of California but didn't know much about European wine. I now feel like I have a basis for begging to explore wine from other regions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/26/2011

    " This little guide does have some useful information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 2/16/2011

    " The title says it all: Wine For Dummies! Very accessible, fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 4/7/2010

    " Surprisingly thorough. Truly a "must read" for the novice connoisseur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/2/2010

    " I haven't read many of these "Dummies" books over the years, but this was a nice little quick guide to becoming a wine snob. Now I can use the phrase "ebulliently fruity" to describe the next Riesling I try. Everyone will be so impressed!

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri | 11/14/2009

    " A gift from my best friend. It's a great book. My pages are getting worn and there's been more than once I have pulled it from the shelf and said, "Wow. What a great gift. It's too bad everyone doesn't have a best friend this good." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 9/4/2009

    " My very first "...for Dummies" book, and have to say, quite informative! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catrina | 9/2/2009

    " This has been a really great resource for us, and a very easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnn | 2/23/2009

    " For someone who loves wine, this is a great book to learn a little more about what you're drinking!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 2/16/2009

    " Good for the basic knowledge of wine. Definitely a good starter book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/4/2009

    " This is among the books used in the Cornell University Hotel School's Wine Tasting Class - my brother tool the class and I asked him to get me the books.

    I'm less than half way through the book, but it's very clearly written and it explains a lot of the winesnob jargon.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 11/16/2008

    " I found this helpful. I have nothing bad to say about it - just an intro. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Foxygiraffe | 9/20/2008

    " Pretty helpful and fun. It makes wine more accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/28/2008

    " Just the basics and definitely a good book for someone just learning to appreciate wine. Written in a way that you can understand and keeps you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 5/8/2008

    " Good intro to wine book that I used as a textbook for my wine tasting class in college. Great foundation, easy to read, and fun at the same time. "

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About the Author

Ed McCarthy, CWE, is a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal.

About the Narrator

Brett Barry graduated from Syracuse University’s television, radio & film program and worked as an associate documentary producer for several years before moving into a career in voice-overs. In 2002, he signed with a voice-over agent in New York and began working in this field full-time.

Brett’s training includes improvisational acting at Manhattan’s HB Studio, study of the Linklater voice techniques, and private coaching with some of the industry’s top voice performers. His voice can be heard on over 100 audiobooks. He and his wife Rebecca live in New York and run Silver Hollow Audio, an independent audio production studio.