With more than three million copies sold, this perennial bestseller by James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kevin Zraly is the most popular wine guide on the market.
“When it comes to beginners’ wine guides, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is one of the perennial best.” —Wall Street Journal
In the clear, engaging style that has made this comprehensive book a national and international favorite for more than three decades, Kevin Zraly—America’s ultimate wine educator and the creator of the Windows on the World Wine School—demystifies every aspect of wine: from grape varieties and their flavors, different types and styles of wines, and how they’re produced, to the latest winemaking developments, how to read a wine label, and the physiology of smell and taste. Covering the world of wine from the renowned reds of Bordeaux and California to the cutting-edge whites of Washington State and New Zealand, this essential volume features lush new photographs, a wealth of enlightening infographics, clear maps of each region, guided tastings, the best 500 wines in the world under $30, and hundreds of labels to help you identify wines worth tasting. Completing this must-have guide are notes on food pairings, frequently asked questions, a directory of resources, and a glossary of select terms. This newly revised and expanded 2017 edition introduces a fresh new interior design, the latest vintages to savor, and much more for beginners and experts alike. The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course will give you all the tools you need to discover and enjoy the perfect wines for you.
“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
From the Back Cover
“If you have never bought a wine book before, start with this one. If you have a roomful of wine books, get this one anyway. It’s a whole new way to look at the subject.” — Frank J. Prial, The New York Times –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.