Daily Archives: November 4, 2007

New Wine Book – "To Cork or Not To Cork"

A new book is out this month by author George Taber, writer of “Judgment of Paris”. I was really impressed by Judgment of Paris and am looking forward to reading this one as well. The forward of the book is by Karen MacNeil author of the “Wine Bible” (which I also own). The book retails for around $26 and is currently only available in hardback.Here is an excerpt from an article on the book from the Napa Valley Register.

The result is a fact-filled book that often reads like a novel. It looks at every type of closure used in the wine industry today and reveals many previously unknown, but perhaps suspected, facts about the controversy surrounding closures. It’s interspersed with occasional “Message in a Bottle” anecdotes which relate good and bad experiences with wine closures, including one about a cork in a bottle of 1961 Chateau Margaux that broke in half when being opened. Nothing could get the bottom half out, so a glass cutter was used to cut the neck of the bottle, the wine was poured through cheesecloth and the guests enjoyed it.”

If you pick up the book and give it a read, let me know what you think. As soon as I get it, and read it – I will post a review.Cheers!

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