Synopses & Reviews
The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is simply the bestselling wine book in the United Statesits a classic. And this new edition contains an additional 16 wonderful pages, including a featured supplement about the olfactory system and how it deepens our enjoyment of wine. Written in a question-and-answer format, the section is coauthored with Wendy Dubit, an expert on the subject. Plus, this unequaled volume retains all the invaluable information, fabulous illustrations, and gorgeous styling of the 20th anniversary edition. Wine lovers will still thrill to Zralys inimitable, irreverent style. As always, he answers every question about wine; offers the most up-to-date recommendations; provides advice on buying wine in stores and on the Internet; takes you on a country-by-country, region-by-region ratings tour of the latest vintages; and starts you on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur. Abundant full-color labels and maps complete the enticing picture. More current, more informative, more concise and precise than ever, this remains the wine guide against which all others are judged.
One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written.”Frank Prial, The New York TimesThe liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers.” The Boston Globe
Praise for Kevin Zraly and Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
:"Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.and#8221; and#8212;Robert Parker
"One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written." and#8212;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; and#8212;Wine Spectator
and#8220;A visually exciting, intelligently structured reference.and#8221; and#8212;Anthony Dias Blue, Bon Appand#233;tit
and#8220;Brims with enthusiasm and#8230; breezy, down-to-earth and#8230; Reads like an interesting conversation.and#8221; and#8212;Chicago Tribune
and#8220;The liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers.and#8221; and#8212;Boston Globe
and#8220;As entertaining as it is informative.and#8221; and#8212;New York Daily News
Zraly employs his usual inimitable, irreverent style as he takes a close look at America's wines and their history, discussing varieties from all 50 states. His tips and guidelines for purchasing are wonderfully invaluable to wine enthusiasts.
No one matches Kevin Zraly as a wine educator. Now, on its 30th anniversary, his definitive, bestselling guide receives a complete update. As always, Zraly deftly takes the mystery out of choosing wine, explains the basics, and suggests hundreds of new wines to try. But this thoroughly redesigned edition also presents a beautiful tribute to Windows on the World, the renowned restaurant where Zraly's course began. User-friendly smartphone tags and audio guides are featured throughout.
"Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.and#8221; and#8212;Robert Parker
No one matches Kevin Zraly for teaching the novice or giving experts the most current information about wine. Now, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Zraly's definitive work, the world's bestselling guide to wine receives a complete update. As always, Zraly deftly takes the mystery out of wine, recommending hundreds of new wines (all under $30!) and providing the latest information on vintage wines. But this thoroughly redesigned edition also presents a beautiful tribute to the renowned restaurant, Windows on the World, where Zraly's course began in 1976 and continued until September 11, 2001. Thanks to user-friendly smartphone tags throughout, there are videos to enlighten key points and audio guides to help you correctly pronounce 1,300 wine names and terms.
About the Author
In 1976 Kevin Zraly was hired as the cellar master to the newly opened Windows on the World restaurant at One World Trade Center; that is where he opened his Windows on the World Wine School and where it remained until September 11, 2001. It is now located at the JW Marriott Essex House on Central Park South, and, to date, has more than 20,000 graduates. Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course was first published in 1985 and has since sold more than three million copies. He also created the Sherry-Lehmann/Kevin Zraly wine club and master classes. His honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the James Beard Foundation and European Wine Council, the James Beard Award for the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year, and the Food and Beverage Association's Man of the Year Award. He is on the board of trustees at the Culinary Institute of America and has been featured in the New York Times, People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, GQ, and USA Today. He lives in New Paltz, NY.