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Author: Ed McCarthy, Mary Mulligan, Mary Ewing-Mulligan Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The For Dummies Series Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780061707377
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This down-to-earth guide cuts through wine snobbery and tells you 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 styles
  • Decipher wine lists and wine labels
  • Select, store, open, pour, and enjoy wine

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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

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  • 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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. "

About the Author

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