Wines of the World Gold Edition
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Feel at home in the epicurean world of fine wines

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The grassy scent of a Gewurztraminer, the spicy layers of a Merlot - enter the lush world of wines and winemaking, where you will learn at the side of internationally known winemakers and connoisseurs such as your on-screen host, Ronn Wiegand. Broaden your ability to choose and serve the best wines on the planet, as the Gold Edition of Wines of the World helps you.  

Product Highlights

Master the Art of Wine Selection for Every Occasion with the Wine Browser
You'll learn to recognize, purchase and drink better vintages from daily table wines to celebratory show-stoppers.  Glide through the Wine Browser to see details of more than 40,000 wines worldwide.  Add your own favorites to the database and list your comments.

Heighten Your Pleasure with a Wine Appreciation Course
What makes a wine truly memorable?  Is it the pungency, or the way it marries flavors to a fine Camembert cheese? Learn to critique wines by taste, color and aroma; find out how to determine the sugar content of a wine just by watching it streak down the sides of a glass.  Understand the criteria for judging a restaurant wine by value and rating.

Cultivate a Connoisseur's Palate with Advice from Wine Experts
Refine your sensibilities by learning from the wine world's true authorities.  Whether touring the great wine-growing regions of the world with audio guidance from the winemakers themselves, or hearing authoritative advice from Ronn Wiegand, you'll gain the intuition and experience of true wine experts.  What makes the Chardonnay grape a perennial favorite?  What are the traditions of the Bordeaux region of France?  See regional maps and video for all the world' great wine centers.

Expand Your Understanding of What Makes a Quality Wine
Gold Edition of Wines of the World explains the vital role the grape, vineyard and the winemaking process have on the quality of a finished wine.  Walk through the many steps of the process to learn the methods of winemaking and discover the complexity in the creation of a fine wine.

Product Features

  • Discover which wines are the best in their price ranges.
  • Find the highest rated Cabernet from Robert Mondavi or Chateau Lafite.
  • Help build your wine expertise - over 40,000 wine reviews and 11,000 added.
  • Browse, search and enjoy the world of winemaking better than ever before.
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of vintages, varietals and winemaking regions with graphically enhanced maps, photos and video.
  • Jump online to access Web-based wine information and sites.

Added Bonus

Order Gold Edition of Wines of the World today and you'll get The Best of Food & Wine CD-ROM.  See the world's best chefs prepare their signature dishes and browse magnificent meals from the Best of Food and Wine Magazine.  Gather tips and tricks, search recipes by course and learn the best wine choices to enhance your  menu.  A great resource to bring out the gourmet chef in you!   And it’s yours absolutely FREE!

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Windows Requirements

  • Windows 95 or 98 (Not XP compatible)
  • DOS 5.0 or later
  • MPC or equivalent
  • 33MHz z486DX or better
  • Minimum 16MB of RAM
  • SVGA monitor/display at 256 colors
  • Sound Blaster compatible audio board
  • QuickTime for Windows (included on CD-ROM)
  • 2X CD-ROM Drive
  • Mouse

Macintosh Requirements

  • System 7.1 to 9.x
  • 68040 processor or better
  •  Minimum 8MB physical RAM with minimum 4MB free
  • Color Macintosh (256+ colors minimum)
  • 2X CD-ROM Drive
  • QuickTime 2.0 or higher


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