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Wine for Dummies 4th Edition

Narrated by: Brett Barry
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
4 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here's the plain-English guide that demystifies wine.

Choose good, affordable wines from the United States, Europe, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere.

This down-to-earth guide cuts through wine snobbery and tells you what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. This update of the best-selling For Dummies classic covers everything from established and emerging wine regions to pairing wine with food to collecting wine. Here's to fun, relaxed wine exploration and enjoyment!

Discover how to:

  • Understand grape varieties and wine styles
  • Decipher wine lists and wine labels
  • Select, store, open, pour, and enjoy wine
  • ©2006 Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    • Lavi
    • Jerusalem, Israel
    • 08-25-13

    Most of the book is missing in the audio version

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The original book is great, but there are only 3 chapters available in the audio version.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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    too basic

    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    i believe this book could have been written ia a weekend. i have read other books ''for dummies' but not this bad.spend more money and buy from vines to wines or the wine bible

    Would you ever listen to anything by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan again?

    i would have to see the table of contents

    What didn’t you like about Brett Barry’s performance?

    it flowed well. good pronunciation and diction

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wine for Dummies 4th Edition?

    re-write the whole book

    Any additional comments?

    none

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    • Briana
    • HARVEY, LA, United States
    • 03-01-11

    Missing info

    It starts off promising, but there is not nearly enough information on varietals. Also, you'd think they would choose a narrator with at least very basic french knowledge, his pronunciations are not just incorrect, they're EMBARRASSING...and if someone is learning these words for the first time, they will embarrass themselves by learning from this guy.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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    • Sharon
    • Portland, Oregon, United States
    • 09-09-10

    Incomplete!!

    There were missing chapters!
    Audio was very clear but so let down by the omission of important chapters!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    Not much to it, I learned only a tiny bit.

    It's just far too short and doesn't include nearly enough information about wine. Though I will say that the narrator did a great job and the book wasn't as boring as one would suspect.

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    Too basic and general

    Way too little information. I get it. For dummies. But covers some topics for seconds. Not worth it. Get printed Wine Folly instead.

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    Not really recommend

    Rather I formative, but as you learn more about wine you can notice easily that some information is not quite accurate. Some theories are nothing but myths and I think delivering right info is more important than large info

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    Great Introduction

    was a great book to get an introduction to the basics of wine. Will be a great stepping stone to become a sommelier.

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    loved the detail and learned a lot

    I really enjoyed listening to this program. It taught me a lot and I think I already knew a lot from being a winemaker.

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    The Very Basics

    It was good to listen to but is best for the beginning wine drinker and novice wine server.