and entrepreneur George M. Taber
was a reporter and editor with Time
magazine in the United States and Europe for 21 years, working in Brussels, Bonn, Houston, Washington, DC, and New York. Stationed in Paris between 1973 and 1976, he reported extensively on French wine
and cooking, including a Time
cover story on chef Michel Guerard and his nouvelle cuisine
It was during that period that he reported on the Judgment of Paris where California wines were ranked alongside France’s best, an event that revolutionized the world of wine. His four-paragraph story about the tasting has been called “the most significant news story ever written about wine”. In 2005, Taber wrote a well-researched book on the event, with the goal of "setting the record straight."
Taber began his own business newspaper in 1988 and interviewed and wrote about the presidents of both the United States and France.
- Taber, George M. Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine. New York: Scribner, 2005. ISBN 978-0743247511
- Taber, George M. To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle. New York: Scribner, 2007. ISBN 978-0743299343