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.” — TheWall 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.
Kevin Zraly is the founder and teacher of the Windows on the World Wine School, which graduated more than 20,000 students in 40 years, as well as the Sherry-Lehmann / Kevin Zraly Wine Club and master classes.
His Windows on the World Complete Wine Course (Sterling Epicure) has sold more than three million copies worldwide, making him the world’s bestselling wine author.
He has received the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award and the European Wine Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award, among numerous others, and has been featured in GQ, TheNew York Times, Newsweek, People, USA Today, TheWall Street Journal, and other publications. He lives in NY.