星期一, 八月 04, 2008
Kevin Zraly is arguably the best known wine educator on earth. He was wine director for the Windows on the World restaurant atop New York's World Trade Center from 1976 until its destruction on September 11th, 2001.
He is the founder and instructor of the Windows on the World Wine School, now in its 30th year, where over 17,000 students have completed the course. He is also the author of the "Windows on the World Complete Wine Course" book which has sold over 2 million copies.
Kevin is also Vice President of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America since 1990.
He is the recipient of the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year. He is also the recipient of the European Wine Council Lifetime Achievement Award. Kevin has been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, GQ Magazine, and Newsweek.
His latest book is, "Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide: 2008".
Acclaimed as the creator of the famous wine list at Windows on the World (which sold more wine than any restaurant in the United States), Kevin Zraly designed the training program for the most knowledgeable wine-service staff in America. He is a James Beard Award winner and has co-hosted the Food Newtork’s “Wine A to Z”.
Kevin also celebrated his 30th anniversary in 2006 as the founder and teacher of the immensely popular Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated over 18,000 students since its inception. He has been teaching wine for over 30 years, beginning at the age of 20, and has studied wine-making techniques in California and all the great wine regions of Europe.
Join us as we talk with Kevin about the role of a wine educator, and his many experiences in the world of wine.