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Judgment of Paris: California Vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine

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ISBN13: 9780743297325
ISBN10: 0743297326
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The Paris Tasting of 1976 will forever be remembered as the landmark event that transformed the wine industry. At this legendary contest — a blind tasting — a panel of top French wine experts shocked the industry by choosing unknown California wines over France's best.

George M. Taber, the only reporter present, recounts this seminal contest and its far-reaching effects, focusing on three gifted unknowns behind the winning wines: a college lecturer, a real estate lawyer, and a Yugoslavian immigrant. With unique access to the main players and a contagious passion for his subject, Taber renders this historic event and its tremendous aftershocks — repositioning the industry and sparking a golden age for viticulture across the globe. With an eclectic cast of characters and magnificent settings, Judgment of Paris is an illuminating tale and a story of the entrepreneurial spirit of the new world conquering the old.

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"Taber...has fashioned an entertaining, informative book....[S]ure to be required reading for American vintners and oenophiles." Publishers Weekly

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"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

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"[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

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"Judgment of Paris is one of the best books on California wine I've ever read." Wine Spectator

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"A vivid, robust story that goes down smoothly." Entertainment Weekly

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"Taber has a distinctive take on the phenomenal growth of the wine industry." Library Journal

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"An intoxicating indulgence...and an education for would-be wine sophisticates." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] readable, concise history of wine making in America." Booklist

About the Author

George M. Taber is the author of andlt;iandgt;Judgment of Parisandlt;/iandgt;, the 2006 wine book of the year for Britain's andlt;Iandgt;Decanter andlt;/Iandgt;magazine.andnbsp;His second book, andlt;iandgt;To Cork or Not to Corkandlt;/iandgt;, 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 andandnbsp;spirits and the Andre Simon Award for best wine book. Before turning to writing wine books, Taber was a reporter and editorandnbsp;for andlt;iandgt;Time.andlt;/iandgt;

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Catherine McBride-Stern, July 9, 2007 (view all comments by Catherine McBride-Stern)
Judgement of Paris: California Vs. France..... is one of the best books on the history of Napa Valley I have read, and it includes a brief history of wine making in the US pre-prohibition. Mr. Taber has done a fantistic job of bringing together all the players of that fateful day in May 1976, telling their stories and philosophies of wine making. However, he doesn't stop at French and California wines, he delves into the globalization of winemaking and discusses wines from New Zealand, Australia, Africa and Chile. Grab a glass of wine and start reading.....you will be entertained and informed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743297325
Author:
George M. Taber and Robert G. Mondavi
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Foreword by:
Mondavi, Robert G.
Foreword:
Mondavi, Robert G.
Author:
Taber, George M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Wine industry
Subject:
Wine tasting - France - Paris - History -
Subject:
Wine industry -- France -- History.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
California vs. Franc
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w photographs and line drawings
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 336 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743297325 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Taber...has fashioned an entertaining, informative book....[S]ure to be required reading for American vintners and oenophiles." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "If ever a story about wine could rise above the 'cooking, wine, and spirits' category and find a wider public, this is it."
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "Judgment of Paris is one of the best books on California wine I've ever read."
"Review" by , "A vivid, robust story that goes down smoothly."
"Review" by , "Taber has a distinctive take on the phenomenal growth of the wine industry."
"Review" by , "An intoxicating indulgence...and an education for would-be wine sophisticates."
"Review" by , "[A] readable, concise history of wine making in America."
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