Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Sterling Epicure,, [2016]
Edition: Revised & updated edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781454921066
Branch Call Number: 663.2 ZRA 2016
Characteristics: xxiii, 360 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Complete wine course


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Jan 19, 2018

This is an excellent book on everything wine. It appears daunting at over 350 pages, but is very readable. Organized by regions, each section focusses on the grapes, the wines, the different styles, as well as top producers. One can glean as little or as much information as personally relevant. Throughout the book, sidebar comments include interesting or pertinent facts about wine and wine fundamentals. This is perhaps the best textbook for a comprehensive overview and in-depth study on wines currently available.

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