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Hudson Valley Future Summit


A 15-minute introduction to wine and wanting more. (with food and drink provided!)


Kevin Zraly ’74, Educator and writer, Windows on the World Wine School

Kevin Zraly is celebrating his 40th Anniversary in 2016 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 more than 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 is the author of five books and the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, the number one selling wine book in the world, with four million copies sold.

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.