Synopses & Reviews
Now the bestselling--and very best--wine guide available is in a new paper multi-platform edition, enhanced with new video smart phone tags and more than 1,300 key words and wine terms in audio pronunciation files! Kevin Zraly's classic volume goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex, and offers sections on Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions, the and#8220;Best of the Best,and#8221; and much more.and#160;"Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.and#8221; --Robert Parker
Praise for Kevin Zraly and Windows on the World Wine Course
"One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written."--Frank Prial, The New York Times
and#8220;The great Zraly wit and his legendary front-of-the-classroom presence are integral parts of this fresh approach.and#8221; --Wine Spectator
and#8220;A visually exciting, intelligently structured reference.and#8221; --Anthony Dias Blue, Bon Appand#233;tit
and#8220;Brims with enthusiasmand#8230;breezy, down-to-earthand#8230;Reads like an interesting conversation.and#8221; --Chicago Tribuneand#160;and#8220;The liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers.and#8221; --Boston Globe
and#8220;As entertaining as it is informative.and#8221; --New York Daily News
and#8220;Are you intimidated by wine stewards? Read Kevin Zraly's new edition of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course and order with aplomb.and#8221; --Playboyand#160;
andldquo;The breadth and depth of detail is astonishing, and the inclusion of entries from less-heralded wine-producing regions such as India makes the volume comprehensive . . . Vintners are scored when possible or otherwise commented on, and noteworthy bottlings are singled out. Color photography abounds, and select wineries are highlighted in sidebars or whole pages . . . This sharply observed and written reference guide to bubbly merits a home in any oenology collection. VERDICT A superb tome to pore over or dip into selectively. Highly recommended for libraries where books on wine are popular.andrdquo; andmdash;Library Journal (Starred Review)
Now the bestselling--and very best--wine guide available is in paper and enhanced with new smartphone tags to help you with pronunciation! Kevin Zraly's classic volume goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex, and offers sections on Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions, the “Best of the Best,” and much more. In addition to the new tags, there are 20 others throughout the book that link you directly to Kevin talking about the subject!
The classic, award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised, updated, and expanded! Created for Christie's, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pagesand#8212;including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itselfand#8212;and freshened-up tasting notes. Throughout, Tom and Essi have fascinating and illuminating exchanges about their personal preferences and opinions. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for anyone in the market to buy a fine bottle of Champagne.
About the Author
Tom Stevenson has been writing about wine for more than 30 years and is regarded as the world's leading authority on Champagne. He has written 23 books, the most important of which have been published internationally by more than 50 publishers and translated into over 25 languages. In 1986, his book Champagne
(Wilson, Philip Publishers, Limited) became the first wine book to win four literary awards, establishing Stevenson's reputation as a serious author, a fastidious researcher with a talent for divining future issues, and a critic bold enough to take on the establishment. He is also the author of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia
(DK Publishing, Inc.), with sales of more than 1.5 million in all editions worldwide.and#160;Essi Avellan MW is one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers. She is the first Master of Wine from Finland and the second ever from the Nordic countries, and received the Tim Derouet Memorial Award and the Lily Bollinger Medal for excellence in the Master of Wine examination. She is the author of A Journey To Champagne
(Tammi Class) and a cofounder and managing editor of FINE Champagne Magazine
. Learn more about her at essiavellan.com (website is in both Finnish and English).