Friday, September 21, 2012

Five notable books on wine

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on wine:
Judgment of Paris
by George M. Taber

For most of the history of winemaking in America, California wines were considered mere bumptious colonial cousins of their sophisticated European counterparts. But in 1976, when several Californian wines shockingly triumphed over the finest French vintages in a blind tasting, a new era in viticulture was born. George M. Taber, the only journalist present at the momentous event, turns the story of the upset, and its consequences, into a tale to be savored.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see Jamie Ivey's top 10 books about wine and John Mullan's list of ten of the best wines in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue