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25 March 2016 News

A recent article in Wine Business, “The Judgment of Paris at 40: California wines evolution through the lenses of a key event,” recalls the historical 1976 Paris tasting that put California on the wine map. Below is an excerpt:

“There are few tastings that have been as constantly celebrated and memorialized as the one that took place 40 years ago in Paris. It was organized by former British wine merchant, and now wine writer, Steven Spurrier, and pitted some classic French wines against a handful of Napa Valley new comers such as Chateau Montelena and Stag’s Leap. Its moniker is a reference to ancient Greek mythology and a beauty competition between goddesses which supposedly caused the Trojan War.”

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