Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wine Book

Judgement of Paris Judgement of Paris by George Taber

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
You have to read this book in Sips not Gulps! Also helps if you are interested in wine, wineries, and wine making. The book came out in 2005, but is mostly about the revolution of wine making in the mid 1970's. We visited my husband's brother in Napa California in 1978(?) and visted the Mondavi, Sterling, Beringer and Christian Brothers wineries (amongst others). This really makes the book interesting to me.

Some interesting (to me) asides:

(circa 1968), Dr. Gerald Ivancie, a Denver peridontal surgeon who loved wine and had come up with the idea of buyng Napa Valley grapes and fermenting them in Denver, bought Gamay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the valley and had them shipped them to Denver, where they were made into wines that were sold as Ivancie Beajolais or Ivancie Cabernet Sauvignon.

In 2002, Foster's a leading Australian beer company, took over Napa Valley's Beringer Wine Estates.

Two different Stag's Leap wineries. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, the winery that triumphed in the Paris competition, and Stag's Leap Winery, now owned by Australia's Foster's Group.

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