French Wine for Dummies

  • 4h 23m
  • Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2001

You no longer need to be confused or intimidated by French wine. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, French Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delicious world of fine French wine. Among other things, you’ll discover how to:

  • Translate wine labels
  • Identify great wine bargains
  • Develop your own wine tastes
  • Match French wines with foods

Here’s everything you need to know to sip and savor the best—and the best-value—Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Alsace, and other delicious wines. This lighthearted and informative guide covers:

  • The story of French wine and how it came to dominate the wine world
  • How the French name and label their wines and why
  • France’s most important wine regions—including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products
  • France’s other wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, the Loire Valley, and others

So pour yourself a big glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, sit back, and enjoy the ride as Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan take you on an intoxicating journey through the wonderful world of French wine.

About the Authors

Ed McCarthy writes for Wine Enthusiast and the Underground Wine Journal. Mary Ewing-Mulligan is the only American woman Master of Wine, is a wine columnist for the NY Daily News and President of NY's International Wine Center. Together, they are coauthors of the bestselling Wine for Dummies.

In this Book

  • France, Superstar
  • French Wine Today
  • Wine Laws and Labels
  • Elite Red Wines of Bordeaux
  • Red Bordeaux on a Budget
  • White Bordeaux—Dry or Sweet, and Delectable
  • Burgundy—Queen of France
  • Beaujolais, The Fun Red
  • Robust Rhône Reds and Unique Whites
  • Champagne—The World’s Greatest Sparkling Wine
  • Alsace—White Wine Wonderland
  • The Loire Valley’s Hidden Gems
  • The South of France
  • Other French Wine Regions
  • Answers to Ten Common Questions about French Wines
  • Ten French Wine Myths Exposed