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Have you always wanted to learn more about wine, but didn't know where to start? AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO WINE gives you the basics you need to understand and appreciate this intriguing beverage. Through interviews and demonstrations with leading sommeliers, winemakers, wine educators and other industry professionals, you will discover what you like and how to describe your preferences to waiters and retailers. Learn how to find quality wines at value prices.Enjoy the beautiful California wine country over the course of three seasons and visit premium wineries for an inside look at how grapes are grown and wine is made. Experience the excitement of harvest at Clos LaChance, tour Robert Mondavi Winery, Franciscan Oakville Estate and Blackstone Sonoma. Visit the historic estate and underground caves of Schramsberg Vineyards and learn how sparkling wine is made.AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO WINE makes the fascinating world of wine accessible to everyone!Program Highlights * A Brief History * Health Benefits * Classic Grapes * World Wine Regions * California Wineries * Vineyard & Harvest * Winemaking * Bottles & Glasses * Wine Tasting * Home Wine Tasting * Champagne & Sparkling Wine * Ordering Wine in a Restaurant * Food & Wine Pairings * Understanding Wine Labels * Buying Wine * Serving Wine * Storing Wine * Where to Learn MoreBonus Features Resource List * Wine Definitions French, Italian & German Wine Classification Chart