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Almost 30 years ago, when I first became interested in wine, there were not a lot of wine books around, especially for a complete neophyte like myself. Like many others, I turned to Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course (2014, Sterling Epicure), not only reading the book for education, but also dreaming of eating in the restaurant stop the World Trade Center.
We recently were given the opportunity to review the 30th Anniversary Edition of 'Windows on the World Complete Wine Course' by Kevin Zraly (Sterling Epicure, 368 pages, $27.95): (Buy it here for $17.98) This book was written by the guy who was at 25 to be cellar master at the famed restaurant on top of One World Trade Center in New York City. This is an incredibly comprehensive book.
Head Wine Chix Linda Kissam Seasons Among the Vines Life Lesson from the California Wine Country & Paris A book review with wine tips There is a group of us – and you know who you are – that envision a life living among the grapes. Some of us think having a glass of wine every night might qualify.
… to impose your own will and conditions upon it. Some books claim to have identified historical trends, but as the immortal baseball manager and existentialist philosopher, Casey Stengel, warned, “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” The psychologist and Nobel economics laureate Daniel Kahneman expanded on this: “Most successful pundits…
… Tannat and Uruguay: An Unlikely Duo I was sent a copy of Wines of South America: The Essential Guide by Evan Goldstein. He’s not only a Master Sommelier but also President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions. I can vouch for his abilities as an educator after peppering him with questions regarding the state of the South…
… The Question of Natural Wine: A review of the book by Isabelle Legeron MW image from website of Anthony Zinonos NATURAL WINE Isabelle Legeron An introduction to organic and biodynamic wines made naturally 208pp. Cico Books, July 1, 2014. $24.95 1782491007; 978-1782491002 [I]n its purest form natural wine is almost a miraculous feat — a great…
… ones related to his experiences researching this book, and to find out what he couldn't include within the time and space restraints. I thank him for providing a resource that will help with my blogging, my own dinner parties, and, of course, impressing random wine experts and trivia teams. FCC Disclosure: This was an advance review copy (ARC…