Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Book - 2004
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Praise for Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

"A visually exciting, intelligently structured reference." --Bon App#65533;tit

"The top introductory book available."-- Booklist

"Are you intimidated by wine stewards? Read Kevin Zraly's new edition of
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course and order with aplomb"-- Playboy

"The liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers"-- Boston Globe

"Brims with enthusiasm...breezy, down-to-earth....Reads like an interesting conversation."-- Chicago Tribune

"As entertaining as it is informative. A masterful job of simplifying a complex subject and making it fun in
the process."-- New York Daily News

Kevin Zraly's incomparable course ("One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written."-- Frank Prial , The New York Times) is still America's top-selling guide to wine. In this year's revised edition, Zraly takes a close look at America's wines and their history, discussing varieties from all 50 states; his tips and guidelines for purchasing them will prove wonderfully invaluable. One thing hasn't changed: Zraly's inimitable, irreverent style. 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.

Kevin Zraly is the founder and teacher of the Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated more than 14,000 students. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Wine Council and the James Beard Award, among others. Kevin Zraly has been featured in The New York Times, People magazine, The Wall Street Journal, GQ magazine, Newsweek, and USA Today.

• Major National Publicity

• Yearlong Advertising in The New Yorker

• Features in Food and Wine Publications

• Book Reviews in Newspapers Nationwide

• Tie-in with Author's Wine Course and Lectures
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co, c2004.
Edition: 2005 ed..
ISBN: 9781402717338
Characteristics: 208 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Complete wine course


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Jan 19, 2018

This is an excellent book on everything wine. It appears daunting at over 350 pages, but is very readable. Organized by regions, each section focusses on the grapes, the wines, the different styles, as well as top producers. One can glean as little or as much information as personally relevant. Throughout the book, sidebar comments include interesting or pertinent facts about wine and wine fundamentals. This is perhaps the best textbook for a comprehensive overview and in-depth study on wines currently available.

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