About Windows on the World Wine School
Kevin Zraly is celebrating his 39th Anniversary in 2014 as the founder and teacher of the immensely popular Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated over 20,000 students since its inception. He has been teaching wine for over 40 years, beginning at the age of 20, and has studied wine-making techniques in California and all the great wine regions of Europe.
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), he also designed the training program for the most knowledgeable wine-service staff in America.
The recipient of the James Beard Award as the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year and the Food and Beverage Association’s Man of the Year Award, Kevin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America and has been featured in The New York Times, People magazine, The Wall Street Journal, GQ magazine, Newsweek, and USA Today, among others. In 2011 Kevin was honored to receive the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award. Kevin has co-hosted the Food Network’s Wine A to Z and his charisma, engagingly breezy style, and love of wine captivate everyone he teaches.
“Wine Director of Windows on the World from 1976-2001”
“Author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course book. Over 4 million copies sold”
“Founder and instructor of the Windows on the World Wine School with over 500 students per year. Over 20,000 students have completed the course to date. ”
“Culinary Institute of America's Board of Trustees member since 1990.”
“Recipient of the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the year.”
“Kevin has been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, GQ Magazine and Newsweek.”