Kevin Zraly is the author of eight books including the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, the number one best-selling wine book in the world with more than 4 million copies sold. The 35th edition of the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course was released in 2021.

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

"If you have never bought a wine book before, start with this one.  If you have a roomful of wine books, get this one anyway....It makes wine fun, it makes wine exciting, and it carries its erudition lightly, just like its author....One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written....Zraly's never flagging enthusiasm for wine bounces off every page....His book is still the best of its kind." – New York Times

"When it comes to beginners' wine guides, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is one of the perennial best." – Wall Street Journal

"Brims with enthusiasm...breezy, down-to-earth." – Chicago Tribune

"Zraly's friendly guide teaches readers to think about wine and realize the connections and differences between regions and styles." – San Francisco Chronicle

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

Red Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties & Styles

Kevin Zraly joined forces with the World Wine Guys – Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen – to write Red Wine, the Comprehensive Guide To the 50 Essential Varieties & Styles, the definitive guide to red wine.

Winner of the Gourmand International Award for Best Drinks Book.

"With eye-catching photography and engaging anecdotes from winemakers the world over, Red Wine is co-authored by long-time wine educator Kevin Zraly, along with Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, lifestyle editors at Wine Enthusiast. It’s a great, easy-to-read resource with tasting notes, food pairings and more for every major red wine grape. In addition to the usual suspects, like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the book also tackles lesser-known varieties like Saperavi, which makes it a great gift for the novice and geek alike." – Wine Enthusiast

"The fantastic new book Red Wine… since I received my copy, has grown dog-eared and wine-stained from regular use." – Forbes

"This user-friendly guide is organized by grape rather than region. All the better for big Cabernet Sauvignon fans read up on global offerings and the authors’ specific wine suggestions ranging from bargain options to special occasion options for each varietal… The combined expertise of the three wine minds behind this guide is equal to almost a century's worth of wine education and experience." –

Other Books By Kevin

Other books authored by Kevin include: The Ultimate Wine Companion, Kevin Zraly’s American Wine Guide, Windows on the World Wine & Food, Windows on the World Wine Journal, and Windows on the World Tasting Notebook.


He is a consummate teacher...The book is an extraordinary distillation...lively, non-intimidating, easily absorbed.

Wine Spectator
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