The Great Courses: The Everyday Guide to Wines of California
Manufacturer: The Great Courses Teaching Company
In 1976, a single event rocked the wine world. In the famed Judgment of Paris Tasting, top French wine experts chose two unknown wines over the best that France long considered the epitome of great winemaking had to offer. Since then, California has become one of the most exciting and important wine growing regions in the world; home to reds, whites, and sparkling wines that are on par with some of the most iconic wines from older wine regions, including Italy and France. Throughout The Everyday Guide to Wines of California, youll survey some of Californias best wine producing regions, each of which puts its own unique stamp on wine. Youll learn that the diversity of the California landscape is more than capable of giving birth to wines of astounding and award-winning quality. Central to The Everyday Guide to Wines of California are the wines themselves some of which are the most popular in the world and most of which are easy to find in your nearest wine shop. Youll be able to sample right alongside Ms. Simonetti Bryan as she introduces (or reintroduces) you to the pleasures and intricate details of wines. She will give you insights that will change the way you think about sipping wine, shopping for it, serving it, making it a part of your meals, and more. Her mastery of the subject makes The Everyday Guide to Wines of California an authoritative introduction one enhanced by visits to California wineries, interactive tastings, tips on food pairings, and green screen technology that transports Ms. Simonetti Bryan (and you) to the regions being explored. Completing this course is a wholly unique way to elevate the quality of every sip you take of Californias finest wines.