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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is simply the bestselling wine book in North America—it’s a classic. The 2007 edition alone has sold over 100,000 copies and reorders continue to pour in. Along with the expanded text that has made last year’s update so successful, the 2008 revision will include a special 16-page supplement on “How to Taste Wine,” taken directly from Kevin’s world-famous class. This new material will include more than 100 wines that Zraly selects for his students to taste, along with the ...
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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is simply the bestselling wine book in North America—it’s a classic. The 2007 edition alone has sold over 100,000 copies and reorders continue to pour in. Along with the expanded text that has made last year’s update so successful, the 2008 revision will include a special 16-page supplement on “How to Taste Wine,” taken directly from Kevin’s world-famous class. This new material will include more than 100 wines that Zraly selects for his students to taste, along with the tasting sheet they use for their evaluations. Organized by region, from simple to complex, his list begins with white wines from France, the U.S., and Germany; moves on to the red wines of Burgundy and the Rhône, Bordeaux, the U.S., Italy, Australia, Argentina, and Chile; and concludes with champagnes and ports. By following Kevin’s order, readers will experience the best wines and the wide diversity of taste, style, region, and country. It’s not only a comprehensive and bargain-priced hands-on wine education, but a superb catalog from which to start a wine cellar or find a bottle appropriate to any occasion. In addition, the label for each of the 101 wines is shown, along with commentary on how to read it, suggestions for alternative wines, and specific instructions on how to set up a tasting using Kevin’s techniques. This is the first time Kevin’s actual list has ever been offered in book form and it alone is worth the cover price of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course.
Of course, as always, this unequaled volume retains all the invaluable information, fabulous illustrations, and gorgeous styling of the previous editions—all presented in Zraly’s inimitable, irreverent style. This is the wine guide against which all others are judged.
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“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.” —Anthony Dias Blue, Bon Appétit
“Brims with enthusiasm…breezy, down-to-earth…Reads like an interesting conversation.” —Chicago Tribune
“The liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers.” —Boston Globe
“As entertaining as it is informative.” —Barbara Ensrud, New York Daily News
“Are you intimidated by wine stewards? Read Kevin Zraly’s new edition of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course and order with aplomb.” —Playboy
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2007

    Wine 101.........

    I have always been intimidated by books on wine until this one. This book is a great read, gives history of the wines, little known facts, fascinating details, geography lessons of the great wine regions of the world, and much much more. Makes drinking anything else seem absolutely boring. I am starting to buy the wines he suggests for his classes and will soon have my own wine tasting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

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    I love wine, I appreciate wine and I love the idea of having a glass with gourmet meal. But knowing the bottle you open, where it came from, how to describe it and what to pair it with is something any wine lover wishes to know in depth. This book is very simple to understand, yet the knowledge the author gives is everything you need to know about wine, to be comfortable around wine enthusiasts and to be familiar with the wine protocol when you socialize.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2008

    Good Book!

    I got this book from my girlfriend on her trip to Pennsylvania. I've been enjoying wine for a while. This is a great book for everyone who enjoys wine. Highly Recommended.

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