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. Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada 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.
The all-encompassing guide to getting smart about the market While investing is one of the smartest ways to become financially worry-free, making the decisions that get you there can be intimidating and overwhelming. Today’s investors have a huge array of options open to them and sorting the wheat from the chaff—and the get-rich-quick Ponzi schemes from the real deal—is an exhausting process. Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies takes the fear out of the complexity by providing you with a clear and honest overview of Canada’s unique investing landscape—and shows you how to make it work for you. Bringing together essential and jargon-free information from Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Mutual Funds For Canadians For Dummies, Real Estate Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies, Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies, and Investing in Silver & Gold For Dummies together in one convenient place, this rich resource is an arsenal of techniques and advice for guaranteeing you a secure and prosperous future. Develop and manage a portfolio Find investments that suit your income Get the latest information on tax laws Follow time-tested strategies Invest in gold, silver, and other precious metals
Ten minibooks cover all you need to know about search engine optimization Search engine optimization (SEO) is an essential tool for getting a handle on web site promotional tactics and tools. With this complete reference, you'll explore issues not covered anywhere else, including international SEO, how to optimize servers for SEO, and much more. Ten separate books join forces to provide you with a comprehensive, straightforward guide to the benefits, details, and tricks of SEO. Coverage devotes time to topics such as keyword strategy, competitive positioning, SEO web design, search marketing, and more. You'll also look at how search engines work and how to create content, link, optimize the foundations, and analyze results. Details the capabilities and benefits of search engine optimization (SEO) for gauging the success of online promotional tactics and tools Explains how search engines work, nuances of keyword strategy, how to deal with competitive positioning, and more Walks you through working with SEO web design, creating content, linking, optimizing the foundations, and analyzing results Touches on topics not covered anywhere else, including international SEO and optimizing servers for SEO Search no further! This book is one-stop shopping for everything you need in order to start your engine and embrace the potential of SEO today.
An informative, fun guide to making your own wine It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine. With detailed tips on creating many varieties -- from bold reds and demure whites to enchanting rosés and delightful sparkling wines -- this guide is your ultimate winemaking resource.
Learn to speak German? Easy. German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combinestitles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide thatcovers all of the bases of the German language. For those lookingto master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD comboare an efficient and logical choice. German All-in-One For Dummies brings together contentfrom German For Dummies, 2nd Edition, German For Dummies AudioSet, German Phrases For Dummies, Intermediate German ForDummies, and German Essentials For Dummies. ??Plus, itincludes a new CD that allows for even more opportunities topractice speaking the language, as well as additional content ongrammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like anative. Offers instruction and practice exercises for both speaking andwriting German Helps you prepare to demonstrate proficiency in conversationalGerman If you want to improve your German, whether it's for work,travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has youcovered.
Fully updated for the 2010/2011 tax year, this book takes the hassle out of tax Although you can't escape tax, you can make it easier to deal with. Whether you want to work out the taxes on your own business, make tax-efficient investments or simply understand where your money's going, this plain-English guide has it all. Get to grips with the UK tax system and discover how to make potentially significant savings on your tax bill. Tax facts – get the low-down on tax essentials Tax through your ages – find out how to make the most tax-savvy decisions at every stage of your life Pensions and benefits – understand the ins and outs of taxes paid on pensions and state benefits Working for someone else – keep an eye on your pay packet and make the most of incentive schemes Working for yourself – learn how to manage your company's taxes, whether you're just starting out or are a veteran business-owner Open the book and find: Advice on complying with self-assessment regulations Techniques for calculating how much income tax you owe Updates on the most tax-friendly investments for you and your children How to manage property tax, whether you're buying, selling or renting Ways to reduce inheritance tax The best way to pay VAT on your own business The tax benefits of becoming a limited company Day-to-day tax-saving techniques "Tax 2010/2011 For Dummies is expertly written in plain, everyday language that makes a complicated subject easy to understand. It's simple to follow, and full of invaluable tax tips and reminders. Highly recommended for someone looking for a straightforward introduction to the world of tax." —Mark McLaughlin, CTA (Fellow) ATT TEP, Chartered Tax Consultant, Author and Editor Learn to: Understand your tax status and fulfil your legal obligations Calculate your business taxes Fill out a self-assessment form Make tax-efficient investments
Written by a team of business and finance experts, Starting & Running a Business All-In-One For Dummies is a complete guide to every aspect of setting up and growing a successful business. Featuring straight-talking advice on everything from business planning and marketing, managing staff and dealing with legal issues, to bookkeeping and taking care of tax obligations, this book is your one-stop guide to turning your business plans into profit. This amazing all-in-one guide brings together specialists in finance, bookkeeping,planning, marketing and sales, staffing, taxation and more, all of them eager to share their hard-won expertise with you. Discusses ways to identify new business opportunities and how to put together a business plan Get the scoop on securing the financing you need to get started Includes tips on finding, managing, and retaining excellent staff Offers information on marketing and selling your products or services
“Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.” —Mindy Kaling A fresh, fun, and unpretentious guide to wine from Marissa A. Ross, official wine columnist for Bon Appétit. Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet, instead of your palate? Fear not! Bon Appétit wine columnist and Wine. All The Time. blogger Marissa A. Ross is here to help. In this utterly accessible yet comprehensive guide to wine, Ross will walk you through the ins and outs of wine culture. Told in her signature comedic voice, with personal anecdotes woven in among its lessons, Wine. All the Time. will teach you to sip confidently, and make you laugh as you're doing it. In Wine. All The Time., you’ll learn how to: • Describe what you’re drinking, and recognize your preferences • Find the best bottle for you budget and occasion • Read and understand what’s written on a wine label • Make the perfect pairings between what you’re drinking and what you’re eating • Throw the best damn dinner party your guests will ever attend • And much more
Wine Quality Review Book - Keep Score of Your Favorite Wines With 120 Tracking Sheets - Judge All Aspects of Your Wine and Keep Your Notes Organized All in One Place
Author: Wholesome Wine Journals
Publisher: Independently Published
Wine Tasting All your wine notes all in one place. For serious wine drinkers Each page contains places for tracking: Wine Name Winery Region Grapes Vintage Alcohol % Appearance Rating Aroma Rating Body Rating Taste Rating Finish Pairings Serving Temperature Notes Overall Rating Book Features Size - 6" x 9" ( 15cm x 23cm ) Durable Glossy Cover 120 Pages
Who will have the last word on wine, if not Jamie Goode? Over the last decade, Goode has embarked on almost nonstop travel through the world's vineyards in an effort to understand the beautifully diverse and complicated world of wine. His hard-nosed pursuit of the most interesting stories to tell about wine has led us here, to The Goode Guide to Wine. This book--a sort of manifesto--distills many of the observations, lessons, and opinions that have made Jamie Goode a renowned voice within the wine world. In a series of short, pithy, and often rather blunt chapters, he celebrates what is exciting and interesting about wine, asks how we could do things better, and points out some of the absurdities of wine culture. Jamie Goode has a distinct philosophy when it comes to wine, and he knows you may disagree; if you do, that means it's working. The Goode Guide to Wine is a book designed to provoke and inspire in equal measure, encouraging the reader to be critical and to see the world of wine through fresh eyes.
The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place. But for every advocate there is a skeptic, and for every writer singing praises related to terroir there is a study or a detractor seeking to debunk terroir as a myth. Wine and Place examines terroir using a multitude of voices and multiple points of view—from science to literature, from winemakers to wine critics—seeking not to prove its veracity but to explore its pros, its cons, and its other aspects. This comprehensive anthology lets the reader come to one's own conclusion about terroir.
Tips on buying, tasting, pairing, and storing wine--for novices and enthusiasts alike! Shiraz...Pinot Noir...Chardonnay...Malbec...Prosecco. There's nothing quite like the perfect glass of wine. But with so many different wines to choose from, where do you start? The Everything Wine Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive wine resource for expanding your wine knowledge and taste buds. David White, founder of the influential wine blog Terroirist.com, provides you with an introductory wine course, covering all the essentials, including: How to identify the nuances of varieties by taste, smell, and region How to choose wines for any occasion How pair food with wine The history of different types of wines How to create a personalized wine cellar Featuring a pronunciation guide, a glossary of terms, and instructions on how to store and serve wines at home, this all-in-one guide will turn you into a true wine connoisseur in no time at all!
Grasp the beliefs and practices about one of the world's oldestreligions Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies is your all-inclusiveguide to the Catholic Church and its billions of followers. You'lllearn how Catholicism came to be, how it's practiced, and where itstands socially and politically as you explore the rich history anddiverse culture surrounding this major religion. Clear, friendlywriting takes you inside a mass to understand what happens there,and walks you through a tour of the saints, holidays, the Bible,and the Vatican. Special coverage includes the role of women in theChurch and in the Bible, and the tremendous popularity of PopeFrancis, who has quickly become one of the Vatican's most-lovedleaders. You'll dive into the beliefs and practices of Catholicismand get answers to the most common, confusing, controversial, andworrisome questions. Catholicism is quickly expanding beyond its 1.2 billionfollowers, with growing numbers of priests and new baptisms everyyear. Attendance at papal events has tripled to 6.6 million sincePope Francis' election in 2013, and Catholicism has become thelargest religious denomination on the planet by a wide margin. Thisbook explains what makes Catholicism so alluring, giving youinsight into the religion and everything it entails. Discover the complicated history of the Catholic church Understand what goes on at mass, and why Learn where the Church stands on important issues Explore Pope Francis's unprecedented popularity acrosscultures The Catholic Church has been reinvigorated and revitalized withthe enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis, and his openness to theworld and everyone in it. If your curiosity has been piqued,Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies is the ideal guide tolearning what it's all about.
A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Author: Jon Bonne
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful? Now, becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the useless, needlessly complicated stuff the “experts” have been telling you. In The New Wine Rules, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits. And the news is good! For example: A wine’s price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don’t save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day.
Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys — or “dark” spirits — originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to: Become a sophisticated taster Shop for the best spirits Select the right mixers Use spirits in cooking Make ten classic cocktails Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit Present spirits to guests Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!