Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Revised & Updated / 35th Edition

By Kevin Zraly (Author)


Pub Date 10/27/2020

ISBN 9781454942177

Format Hardcover



Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Revised & Updated / 35th Edition

by Kevin Zraly
Raise a glass to the 35th anniversary edition of the definitive guide to understanding and appreciating wine—written by James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kevin Zraly and with more than three million copies sold.
“When it comes to beginners’ wine guides, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is one of the perennial best.” — The Wall Street Journal
Kevin Zraly is America’s ultimate wine educator, and his entertaining teaching style has made this must-have book a treasured favorite for more than three decades. He demystifies every aspect of wine: grape varieties, winemaking techniques, different types and styles of wine, how to read a wine label, and how to evaluate a wine in just 60 seconds. Ranging from the renowned reds of Bordeaux and California to the trailblazing whites of New York and Burgundy, this essential volume features maps of each region, lush photographs, a wealth of infographics, more than 800 of the best-value wines from around the world, over 100 labels—including some new to this edition—to help you find the right wines, and guided tastings. It also highlights the best vintages to savor and includes comprehensive notes on food pairings, frequently asked questions, and quizzes to test your knowledge. In short, Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course provides all the tools you need to discover and enjoy the perfect wines for you. This revised edition includes new chapters on Prosecco, Rosé, and the wines of Sicily, plus a fascinating chapter written from the author's unique 50-year perspective on how wine and food culture has changed since 1970.
Praise for Kevin Zraly and the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course:
"Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.” —Robert Parker Jr.
"One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written." —The New York Times
“The great Zraly wit and his legendary front-of-the-classroom presence are integral parts of this fresh approach.” —Wine Spectator
“A visually exciting, intelligently structured reference.” —Bon Appétit
“Brims with enthusiasm … breezy, down-to-earth.” —Chicago Tribune
“The liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers.” —Boston Globe
“As entertaining as it is informative.” —New York Daily News -

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Kevin Zraly is the founder and teacher of the Windows on the World Wine School which ran for over 40 years, graduating 25,000 happy students. He still teaches wine classes both live and virtual.  Zraly is the youngest person to be honored with a James Beard Lifetime Award; his other honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Wine Council and the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year. He has been featured in The New York TimesPeopleThe Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, and many other publications. He is also the editor of the highly acclaimed The Ultimate Wine Companion.

Title Details

Pages 464 pages, all in color

Trim 8.5 x 9.25 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Cookbooks, Food & Drink

Red Wine

Red Wine