George M. Taber is the author of Judgment of Paris, the 2006 wine book of the year for Britain's Decanter magazine. His second book, To Cork or Not to Cork, won the Jane Grigson Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for best book on wine and spirits and the Andre Simon Award for best wine book. Before turning to writing wine books, Taber was a reporter and editor for Time.
"Engrossing." -- Eric Asimov, The New York Times
"Judgment of Paris is one of the best books on California wine I've ever read." -- James Laube, Wine Spectator
"[Taber] tells the tale with the same authority, depth, and clarity as the American wines that won. . . . Fascinating characters, great locales, and a fine bouquet." -- Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin
"A vivid, robust story that goes down smoothly." -- Entertainment Weekly
"If ever a story about wine could rise above the 'cooking, wine, and spirits' category and find a wider public, this is it." -- Barron's