The events Finigan took part in are now legendary. For the famous Paris Tasting of 1976, Finigan recommended many California Cabernets and Chardonnays that shockingly outpointed their French counterparts. With nine of the world's most distinguished wine tasting professionals, he conducted the re-evaluation of the 1855 Bordeaux classification — the first in 140 years. He has stepped into the private kitchens of Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard, Jeremiah Tower, Michel Guerard, and Jean Troisgros, and sipped wine with Robert Mondavi, Ernest Gallo, and Kermit Lynch — to name just a few of the luminaries profiled in this delightful collection.
As much a chronicle of the developments in food and wine as it is a memoir of the man who witnessed them, Corks and Forks is sure to whet anyone's palate.