The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is simply the bestselling wine book in the United States—it’s a classic. And this new edition contains an. Review Praise for Kevin Zraly and the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: “Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.”. —Robert Parker Jr. The Hardcover of the Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: Revised and Expanded Edition by Kevin Zraly at Barnes.

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Feb 18, Brent rated it really liked it. If you were like me and want to know about the subject of wine but do not know where to start, I would say to pick up this book and yhe reading.

This is a great resource for anyone wanting an overview on wine.

Don’t go for this one if you are a beginner, it’s a bit confusing; I found the style inaccessible outside of the classroom setting. I checked out some of the videos that you can click on via QR codes and URLS throughout the book, but I didn’t find them overwhelmingly helpful. This book was recommended to me by my favorite person in the world: Revised Edition Hardcover Textbooks. It’s a fine book, well organized and packed with information.

A great book that gives you just enough about each region of wine to want more.

It is not nearly complete however but instead looks at major wine producing areas of the world. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’ll continue to use this book as a reference throughout my wine studies. If you’ve read on wine previously, this may even be remedial, but it’s excellent for a first outing. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Written in a question-and-answer format, the section is coauthored with Wendy Dubit, an expert on the subject.


A good balance of easy reading with detailed information. Relevant to me a big Riesling fan is some info on German wines: There was very little information on the white wines of both states and absolutely none on the reds. I learned quite a bit from this book, and will keep it around for reference from time to time as it is a plethora of knowledge.

Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course : Revised and Expanded Edition

It covers red and white wines, champagne, sherry and port. You could learn a lot from this book if you really used it as a coursebook. 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. Mar 06, Jennelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just did some skimming and still picked up a few things.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. I certainly recognize this cover, although I may be conflating two separate books. Description With its clear, engaging style Kevin Zraly’s definitive book on understanding and appreciating Wine has been a favourite for more than three decades. Best Selling in Cookbooks See all.

We’re featuring millions of their reader courxe on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Gives a brief overview of winemaking. Mar 16, Mary rated it it was amazing. Kevkn is another book I read for my wine class.

A great introduction to the world of wine and a whole lot more. Books by Kevin Zraly. Recommended to industry types, I guess?

This was an absolute encylopedia. The book closes with a history of the restaurant Windows on the World, which sadly, is no longer around as well as some of her staff who per If you enjoy wine and have not read a copy of this book since it’s first publication way back in the 70s, go find a copy now!


I recently took a wine course as a part of my current curriculum. I really have enjoyed reading this and referring back to it as I open new bottles. You’ll feel like some kind of an expert after savoring this ciurse. Started as a club activity for a private lunch club at the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center.

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly

I should also windkws that the multimedia functionality that this zralyy boasts is nothing more than a few very short videos minutes that tell you the same info already contained in the book. If there’s something you want to know about wine, I’m sure it’s in here and if oon I’m sure you will find it in the list of recommended further reading on each topic that the author gives. The response was so great, they opened their first class for consumers in Completing this must-have volume are notes on food pairings, frequently asked questions, a directory of resources, and a glossary of select terms.

The photography was beautiful and reminiscent of my time spent while living up in the vines – Santa Barbara, California.