Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Book - 2005 | Newly rev. & expanded 20th anniversary ed.
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"One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written."--Frank Prial, The New York Times .


Celebrating 20 years of wine mastery...

The world's finest wine book gets a complete redesign for its 20th birthday. Thirty-two pages of brand new material, enhanced color, and even more cartoons grace this Anniversary Edition, which will thrill wine lovers once again as they get a taste of Kevin Zraly's unequaled advice. One thing hasn't changed, however: Zraly's inimitable, irreverent style. 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. Abundant full-color labels and maps complete the enticing picture. More current, more informative, more concise and precise than ever, this remains the wine guide against which all others are judged.

"A visually exciting, intelligently structured reference."-- Bon Appetit

"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

"The liveliest short course on wine ever wrapped between two covers"-- Boston Globe

"Brims with enthusiasm... breezy, down-to-earth...Reads like an interesting conversation."-- Chicago Tribune

"As entertaining as it is informative. A masterful job of simplifying a complex subject and making it fun in the process."-- New York Daily News

"The top introductory book available."-- Booklist
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2005.
Edition: Newly rev. & expanded 20th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9781402726392
Branch Call Number: 641.222 Z91 2005
Characteristics: xi, 276 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 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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