Wine legend, Kevin Zraly, has been at it over 40 years. He founded the Windows on the World wine course and bestselling companion books, and continued the classes after 9/11 when the facility was destroyed. He is a true wine influencer, launching generations of today’s sommeliers; an educator teaching over 20,000 students; a prolific author; a recipient of the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award; and still going!

What are you drinking now? 

2013 Bordeaux's, St. Joseph, Cornas

Gigondas from the Rhone in France

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Sirloin and Cab

Favorite wine restaurant or bar?

Nomad, NYC

Aureole, NYC

Favorite all time wine?

Chateau Latour

Best wine under $15? 

Red: Rioja, Spain, Cote du Rhone Village, France, Chianti

White: Riesling, Macon Chardonnay, France

Weekly Wine Sip: 

1997 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon from the cellar (not readily available) $150

Blue purple color with minimal bricking, a nose of cassis, chocolate and cedar, on the palate, dark black fruits, firm tannins and bright acidity. Pairs well with steak, roasts, chops. Loved It

Sam Benrubi