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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is knowing you've done your best--no more, no less.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dr. Strangelove

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Watching the ocean's waves roll in.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. To meet God on the day after creation and ask her, "Why?"

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