Windows on the World: Complete Wine Course
Kevin Zraly is America's ultimate wine educator. His fun, exciting teaching style has made this must-have book a treasured favourite for more than three decades. He demystifies and clearly explains every aspect of wine: grape varieties; winemaking techniques; different types and styles of wine; how to read a wine label; and even the physiology of smell and taste. From the renowned reds of Bordeaux and California to the trail-blazing whites of Washington State and New Zealand, this essential volume features maps of each region, lush photographs, a wealth of infographics, the best-value wines for each country; hundreds of labels to help you find the right wines; and guided tastings. It also includes the latest vintages to savour, comprehensive notes on food pairings, frequently asked questions and quizzes to test your knowledge. This newly revised and expanded edition introduces new classes for the first time – South America, Australia and New Zealand, sparkling wine, fortified wine – and includes information on cutting-edge trends (rose, Prosecco), emerging wine regions (India, China) and much more. This book will give readers all the tools they need to discover and enjoy the perfect wine. Kevin Zraly is the founder and teacher of the Windows on the World Wine, as well as the Sherry-Lehmann / Kevin Zraly Wine Club and master classes. His Windows on the World Complete Wine Course (Sterling Epicure) has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, making him the world s bestselling wine author. He has received the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award and the European Wine Council's Lifetime Achievement Award, among numerous others, and has been featured in GQ, the New York Times, Newsweek, People, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and other publications. He lives in New York, USA.