Wine for Dummies: A Summary and Review for Novices
Wine is a beverage like no other. It has a rich history that is both mystifying and complex. It’s not like other drinks in that you can’t simply pop it open and chug away-there is a method to it all. On top of that, there are literally thousands of different types of wines, indicating the type grape used, where the wine comes from, or both. A Chardonnay wine, for example, is a wine made from the Chardonnay grape, unless it was made in a certain region in France, in which case it’s known as Chablis. Some wines are ready to be enjoyed when you buy them, but others need to be aged. Because of all this confusion, a book entitled Wine for Dummies has been written by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan.
That’s not to say that people that don’t know about wine are dummies. After all, most of the population of the planet knows very little about wine. This is just a humorous way to get the attention of possible wine novices. After all, there are dozens of these “