Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2008 Edition

by Kevin Zraly

Sterling | October 1, 2007 | Hardcover |

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 8.27 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2007

Publisher: Sterling

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1402751419

ISBN - 13: 9781402751417

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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2008 Edition

by Kevin Zraly

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 8.27 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2007

Publisher: Sterling

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1402751419

ISBN - 13: 9781402751417

About the Book

The bestselling wine book in North America is updated for 2008 to include a special 16-page supplement on How to Taste Wine, taken directly from Zralys world-famous class. This new material also features more than 100 wines that Zraly selects for his students to taste.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

“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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