Corkbuzz Online | Bookclub: The Judgment of Paris - Free eventJuly 7 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
We're ready for some summertime reading. Join our inaugural Corkbuzz Book Club, open to all. Our book club will include an hour long discussion on some key points of the story. Read all of the book, part of it, or none of it, but join in on the discussion! A list of topics for discussion will be sent with the zoom link the morning of our "Book Club". To get into the spirit, we'll be starting with a story taking place on American soils: The Judgment of Paris, by George M. Taber. The book is available at most bookstores & online in print and digital formats.
About George & The Judgement of Paris:
The only reporter present at the mythic Paris Tasting of 1976—a blind tasting where a panel of esteemed French judges chose upstart California wines over France’s best—for 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 contest—a blind tasting—a panel of top French wine experts shocked the industry by choosing unknown California wines over France’s 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 aftershocks—repositioning 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.
We'll be reading Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace next.