The Collio is a small, crescent-shaped strip of land 80 miles northeast of Venice that borders on Slovenia. Thanks to its unique soil structure and microclimate, the Collio produces some of Italy’s top wine-making grapes and a slew of award-winning wines, including Tocai Friulano, Malvasia Istriana, and its specialty, Pinot Grigio. Filled with hundreds of lush photos, this is an indispensable culinary guide to this little-known but fantastically rich region. More than 60 wineries are profiled as are more than 70 restaurants, specialty food shops, markets, and bed-and-breakfasts. Packed with insight, this guide is a perfect resource for wine-lovers, foodies, and travelers alike.
An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all things wine
Want to learn about wine, but don't know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine.
You'll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you'll explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You'll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you'll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world.
Whether you're a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.
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—Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO Restaurant
Right now, Italy is the most exciting wine country on earth. The quality of Italian wines has never been higher and the range of wines has never been broader. Even better, the types of Italian wines available outside of Italy have never been greater. But with all these new Italian wines and wine zones not to mention all the obscure grape varieties, complicate blends, strange names and restrictive wine laws. Italian wines are also about he most challenging of all to master. The time has come for comprehensive, up-to-date guides to Italian wines.
Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Italian Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delectable world of fine Italian wine. It shows you how to:
Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the best Tuscans, Sicilians, Abruzzese and other delicious Italian wines. This lighthearted and informative guide explores:
For Italians, wine (vino) is food (alimentari) and food is love (amore). And you can never have enough love in your life. So, order a copy of Italian Wine For Dummies, today and get ready to share the love!