George M. Taber is the author of the bestselling Judgment of Paris, which recounts the
story of the famous 1976 event when unknown California wines defeated
top French ones. Taber's second book, To Cork or Not to
Cork, won the Jane Grigson Award and was a finalist for the James Beard Award. Before turning to writing books, Taber was a reporter and
editor with TIME magazine for twenty-one years, based in Bonn, Paris,
Houston, and New York.