Judgment of Paris

By | November 22, 2017
Judgment of Paris Author George M. Taber
ISBN-10 0743297326
ISBN-13 9780743297325
Year 2006-11-21
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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The only reporter present at the mythic Paris Tasting of 1976a blind tasting where a panel of esteemed French judges chose upstart California wines over Frances bestfor the first time introduces the eccentric American winemakers and records the tremendous aftershocks of this historic event that changed forever the world of wine The Paris Tasting of 1976 will forever be remembered as the landmark event that transformed the wine industry At this legendary contesta blind tastinga panel of top French wine experts shocked the industry by choosing unknown California wines over Frances 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 aftershocksrepositioning 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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