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“Whether you are an avid collector or wine novice, this book offers an extensive resource in an accessible format.”—Charlie Trotter, Acclaimed Chef and Award-Winning Author “This book is an invitation to discover the bountiful wine regions, eachMore“Whether you are an avid collector or wine novice, this book offers an extensive resource in an accessible format.”—Charlie Trotter, Acclaimed Chef and Award-Winning Author “This book is an invitation to discover the bountiful wine regions, each different from one another, and is an homage to the beauty and uniqueness of the delicious wines they produced.”—Georges Duboeuf, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf“The diversity of French wine is one of its attractions, but it can seem perplexing...until you pick up this marvelous guide. The route is well -marked, easy-to-follow, and the destinations are delicious.”—Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant and author, Adventures on the Wine Route“...Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan lead us by the hand down the road of adventure to discover the wines of France that they know so well.... In their relaxed, wise, and mischievous way, they show us the joy and pleasure of drinking French wine.”—Prince Alain de Polignac, Winemaker, Champagne PommeryYou 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 labelsIdentify great wine bargainsDevelop your own wine tastesMatch French wines with foodsHere’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 worldHow the French name and label their wines and whyFrance’s most important wine regions—including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their productsFrance’s other wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, the Loire Valley, and othersSo 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.