George M. Taber

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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.

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Books by this Author

In Search of Bacchus
A Toast to Bargain Wines
To Cork or Not To Cork
Judgment of Paris


How to Buy WIne Under $10

In A TOAST TO BARGAIN WINES, George Taber has done the research and come up with over 400 recommendations for great wine under $10 a bottle.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The art of writing is in rewriting.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. St. Peter at the Pearly Gate

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Bill Gates

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In Nepal hiking to the base station at Mount Everest.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Learn to play Bach on a harpsichord.

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