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The Wine Pocket Bible: Everything a wine lover needs to know (Pocket Bibles) [Hardcover]

Andrew Smith , Jenny Dodd
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Table of Contents

Introduction
A short history of wine

1 How wine is made
Factors affecting grape-growing
Vinification
Different wine styles

2 Varieties of grape
White
Red

3 Wine regions of the world
Argentina
Australia
Western Australia
South Australia
Victoria
Yarra Valley
Hunter Valley
Tasmania
Austria
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Aconcagua Valley
Casablanca Valley
Maipó Valley
Rapel Valley
San Antonio Valley
Curicó and Maule
Southern Chile
China
England
France
Burgundy
Champagne
Bordeaux
Loire Valley
Rhône
Alsace
Languedoc-Roussillon
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
Lebanon
New Zealand
Portugal
South Africa
Coastal region
Boberg region
Breede River Valley region
Spain
The Duero Valley
The Upper Ebro
Catalunya
Castilla-La Mancha
USA
California
Washington State
New York

4 Enjoying Wine
Wine tasting
Wine tasting etiquette
How to describe what you taste
Serving suggestions
How to open a bottle of wine
What to serve your wine in
The table of temperatures
Pouring wine
Decanting

5 Wine and food
Pairing wine with food
Basic flavour profiles
How to order wine in a restaurant
The wine list
The sommelier
The opening
Cooking with wine
Drinks to make using wine
Mulled wine
Red Sangria
Classic Champagne cocktail
Bellini
Bucks Fizz
Kir Royal

6 Buying wine
Understanding the label
Where to buy wine?
Supermarkets
Wine merchants
Smaller chains and independent stores
Wine club
Investing in wine

7 Storing wine
Ways of storing wine
Environmental factors
Choosing wines to age
Cellar tips
Level of wine

8 Wine and health
Benefits
Everything in moderation
So how much is moderate?
What makes up a unit?
Watching your waistline
When not to drink wine

Glossary
Index

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