Noted wine author to speak at Tupelo Music hall

In May, 1976, the year of America’s Bicentennial, a second American Revolution took place in Paris when, in a blind test, nine French wine experts chose relatively unknown California wines to be superior to the best French wines. American journalist George M. Taber was the only member of the press present at the tasting, and his report of the event in Time magazine sparked the turning point in the history of California wines.

Mr. Taber, who told the detailed story of the event in his book Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine (Scribner, 2005), will present a lecture, slide show, and book signing at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH on Sunday, November 30 at 1:00pm.

Hosted by Bella Vino Specialty Wines and Gourmet, located below the Music Hall at 2 Young Road, the event will include a complimentary tasting of over twenty wines representative of the globalization of wine that began with the Paris event. A light buffet will be served during the tasting.

Also, Mr. Taber’s books, including his more recent To Cork or Not to Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle (Scribner, 2007) will be available for sale at the event.

A limited number of tickets are available for the lecture for $30 and may be purchased at Bella Vino, by phone at 426-5212, or by visiting the Bella Vino website or email

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