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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I’m sure ill pick this one up again in the future, it’s just that I’m not that excited to I haven’t yet made my way through this book entirely, but my impressions at my current stopping point have me favoring the other wine books I have over this one, which is why I’m putting it down for now.

This is especially great for beginners. Unfortunately, to properly internalize the information, another pass, much note taking, and the consumption of several hundred bottles of wine are in order.

Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course : Kevin Zraly :

Gives a brief overview of winemaking. It is so informative and wihe much knowledge that I even impressed myself A great introduction to the world of wine and a whole lot more. 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. Given that I thee find a book called “The Wine Book” – which is what I thought it was called – I am opting to use this one.

This book might work well for a group of people who used it as a text book for their own wine course, but as an at home read I found it difficult to follow.

A very large book about wine, kein informative and a good read. Aug 09, Jay McNair rated it liked it. For a more detailed option, I also like the Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia.


If you’ve read on wine previously, this may even be remedial, but it’s excellent for a first outing. 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. Zraly se 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 don’t necessarily think you can get specific bottle recommendations from reading this, but will help you understand the regions and the grapes.

This is another book I read for my wine class.

It was written well from beginning to end. Open Preview See a Problem? I found the multiple types of information Food pairing suggestions by well-known wine producers, various facts littering the sides of pages, etc. This edition introduces a fresh new interior design, the latest vintages to savor, and much more for beginners and experts alike.

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It mixes litlle blurbs of interest in the margins that add to an overall enjoyment of the book. Covering the world of wine from the renowned reds of Burgundy and California to the cutting-edge whites of Washington State and New Zealand, this newly revised and expanded edition features lush new photographs, a wealth of enlightening infographics, clear maps of each region, guided tastings, and the best value wines for each country, and hundreds of labels to help you identify wines worth tasting.

This book is not only about history of wine and of the author but also about knowledge of what wine is all about.

It describes the various types, where they are grown, how to understand the differences in quality, how to select which to buy, etc. I’m a long way from being a wine snob, but worlf that’s your goal, this book would certainly help you.

As always, he answers every question about wine; offers the most up-to-date recommendations; provides advice on buying wine in stores and on the Internet; takes you on a country-by-country, region-by-region ratings tour of the latest vintages; and starts you on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur.


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

It is so informative and so much knowledge that I even impressed myself the last time I picked a bottle of wine. It covers red and white wines, champagne, sherry and port. He gives you context. This book is a perfect launching point for budding wine enthusiasts.

I will say the worod was very dense and a little hard to get into at first but I felt like this book had great diagrams and I loved the side bar information. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to kvin. Wine lovers will definitely enjoy this book, put it in their library or coffee tables. You could learn a lot from this book if you really used it as a coursebook. Best Selling in Cookbooks See all.

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Recommended to industry types, I guess? Kevi view it, click here. It’s definitely on of those books you need to keep on hand to go back and refer to when needed. Overall, it gave me a better understanding of the reason behind wine enthusiasts everywhere. You’ll feel like some kind of an expert after savoring this book. It’s divided up into 8 courses and additional ancillary chapters, all of which deserve careful attention.