This is Kevin's 40th year in the wine business, and to celebrate, he has updated all the material on vineyards in Austria, Hungary, Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Plus, he completely refreshed the tasting section with flavor profiles that also discuss winemaking; created a new Best of the Best chapter; and included more than 20 smart phone tags throughout the book that link to videos of Kevin talking about wine. As always, the book offers Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex--allowing readers who follow Kevin's order to experience the finest wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries.
More than ever, this is clearly the wine guide against which all others are judged.
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About the Author
Kevin Zraly is the founder and teacher of the Windows on the World Wine School, now in its 33rd year, which has graduated more than 20,000 students. Zraly was recently honored with a James Beard Lifetime Award; his other honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Wine Council and the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year. He has been featured in The New York Times, People, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, and many other publications. He is also the editor of the highly acclaimed The Ultimate Wine Companion.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very good book for beginner wine tasters. This was given to me as a gift from a talented chef who swore by it