Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 1998 Edition


1998 edition covers every aspect of selecting, purchasing, serving, tasting and enjoying the wines of the world.
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1998 edition covers every aspect of selecting, purchasing, serving, tasting and enjoying the wines of the world.
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January 1998

" general, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, it's not just the turkey or the ham or the roast beef, it's all of the other fruits and vegetables and potatoes that are served with the meal, such as turnips, sweet potatoes, and cranberry, which make it difficult to find the perfect wine. I suggest, for those who drink red, that there's nothing wrong with having the Beaujolais Nouveau, but I personally prefer to have more body, which brings me to a pinot noir, either from California or from Burgundy, France. For those who prefer white, I would try a California fumé blanc that has some oak age, or a chardonnay that has not been aged in oak, such as a mâcon from France, or an inexpensive chardonnay from California."
—Kevin Zraly, from his last chat with

The drinking of wine is a celebration of life, good food, and special company. It's one of the great pleasures of the world, and one's enjoyment of it is enhanced by some knowledge of its varieties, flavors, and styles.

Universally praised by wine experts and beginners alike, the extraordinary, easy-to-use, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course will answer all your important questions about wine and start you on the road to becoming a seasoned connoisseur. The wine director since 1976 of the world-renowned Windows on the World restaurant atop New York's World Trade Center, and the founder and instructor of the acclaimed Windows on the World Wine School, Kevin Zraly makes the study of wine as pleasurable as drinking a fine vintage. Withacompletely fresh approach to the subject, Zraly offers a look at the trends in wine over the last ten years while you journey through the great wine regions of the world, from France to California, Italy to Australia, and on to Spain, Germany, and Portugal.

Take Zraly's country-by-country, region-by-region "best buy" ratings tour of the latest vintages. You'll love his lighthearted style, and you'll appreciate his glossary of wine terms and his helpful and informative tips on stocking and serving wine at home, ordering it in restaurants (including the hows and whys of the "tasting ritual"), and much more. Find out what a true Burgundy wine is, the good years for cabernet sauvignon, and what foods best complement a chardonnay. Learn about the relative newcomers to the wine scene, such as the merlots, and uncover the secrets of choosing a good champagne, sherry, or port. With Zraly's expert assistance, you'll be able to enjoy great-tasting wines without having to spend a lot of money. Dozens of illustrations, ranging from labels you should know to memorable New Yorker cartoons, supplement the Zraly style.

Whether you prefer a vintage that's bright, earthy, mature, rich, light, or seductive — or you want to know exactly what all of that means — you'll enjoy this uniquely intoxicating trek through the world of wine. It will turn you into an enthusiastic expert in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806903453
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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