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 certified wine educator (CWE), wine columnist for, and coauthor of Wine For Dummies and Champagne For Dummies. Mary Ewing-Mulligan coauthored the bestselling Wine For Dummies. She is the only female Master of Wine in the U.S., and she owns International Wine Center, a New York wine school.

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