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.

Photograph by Ruy de Brito e Cunha

Books by this Author

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


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The art of writing is in rewriting.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Being helpful, polite, and succinct

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Jean Monnet. He is the father of the European Community, who made the historic breakthrough of bringing the French and Germans together after two world wars.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hard Day's Night, Bach's Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould), Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong), Vivaldi's Spring, Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Interviewing the Beatles.

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