Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Cooking - 338 pages

Let’s pop a cork and drink a toast to America’s very best, most popular wine course! Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is celebrating its silver anniversary, and this classic volume now has new, updated material that wine lovers will savor.

For this new edition, Kevin traveled to eighty wine regions in twenty countries, tasting more than 4,000 wines and meeting 500 winemaking professionals. To assure that he had all the latest wine-producing news, he recently visited vineyards in Austria, Hungary, Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Plus, he has updated Wine-Buying Strategies, best vintages, wine lists, and labels. As always, the book includes Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex. By following Kevin’s order, readers will experience the best wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries.

It’s not only a comprehensive and bargain-priced hands-on wine education, and a superb catalog from which to start a wine cellar or find the right bottle, it’s also an inexpensive way to get the knowledge Kevin imparts in his outstanding course. This is clearly the wine guide against which all others are judged.


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Prelude to Wine i
The White Wines of France 21
The Wines of Washington Oregon and New York
The White Wines of Germany
The Red Wines of Burgundy
The Red Wines of Bordeaux 149
The Red Wines of California
Champagne Sherry and Port 225
austria hungary greece australia
Matching Wine and Food with Andrea Rohinson
WineBuying Strategies for Your Wine Cellar
A Personal History

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

KEVIN ZRALY is the founder and teacher of the Windows on the World Wine School, now in its 33rd year, which has graduated more than 19,000 students. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Wine Council and the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year, among others. He has been featured in The New York Times, People, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Newsweek, and USA Today, among other publications.

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