"This is an excellent, practical, easy-to-read guide that will appeal greatly to all wine drinkers" -- Robert M> Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate
About the Author
James Gabler grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Washington & Lee University where he earned degrees in economics and the law. He served two years in the U.S. Army as a finance office. He practiced in the Maryland and D.C. courts as a civil trial lawyer for 40 years both for the defense and the plaintiff. By vote of his peers, he was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." During his years in practice, he developed an interest in wine and wrote and published Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language (1984), How To Be A Wine Expert (1987), Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson (1995), winner of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award, and How To Be A Wine Expert, 2nd edition (1995). Since retiring from the law Jim has written Wine into Words, 2nd edition (2004), An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation (2006 and 2013) and Be Your Own Wine Expert (2011). In 2011 he wrote his first novel, God's Devil, about a priest whose consuming ambition is to become the first American Pope, and he lets nothing stand in his way. Jim has recently finished a second novel, The Secret Formula. It is about about the Coca-Cola secret formula and money beyond the wildest dreams. All of Jim's books are available in print editions. An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The Secret Formula, God's Devil, and Be Your Own Wine Expert are also available as Ebooks.