California Wine For Dummies
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Here's a quick look at the major California wine regions and their specialties. California wine country is gorgeous and welcomes more and more visitors each year:

Region Wine Specialty
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, sparkling wine
Carneros Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, sparkling wine
Monterey Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah
Santa Barbara Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah
Sonoma County Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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Ed McCarthy is a wine writer, Certified Wine Educator, and wine consultant. McCarthy is considered a leading Champagne authority in the U.S. He is the Contributing Editor of Beverage Media. Mary Ewing-Mulligan is the first woman in America to become a Master of Wine, and is currently one of 50 MWs in the U.S. and 380 in the world.

Ed McCarthy is a wine writer, Certified Wine Educator, and wine consultant. McCarthy is considered a leading Champagne authority in the U.S. He is the Contributing Editor of Beverage Media. Mary Ewing-Mulligan is the first woman in America to become a Master of Wine, and is currently one of 50 MWs in the U.S. and 380 in the world.

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