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What happened at the 1976 Judgment of Paris?

What happened at the 1976 Judgment of Paris?

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World : The Salt Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.

What event in the 1970s did Steven Spurrier organize?

Judgment of Paris
Judgment of Paris On May 24th, 1976, Steven Spurrier, an Englishman running a wine shop and wine school in Paris, organized a tasting of six top California cabernets and chardonnays to celebrate the American Bicentennial.

Which wine won the Judgement of Paris?

The winner was the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that Mike Grgich had made, with 132 points, the highest total scored of any of the wines, red or white, in the tasting. It was the champion!

What red wine won the Judgement of Paris?

Red wines

Rank Grade Wine
1. 14.14 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
2. 14.09 Château Mouton-Rothschild
3. 13.64 Château Montrose
4. 13.23 Château Haut-Brion

Is California wine as good as French wine?

California wines are identical to French in sharing varietals such as the noble cabernet sauvignon, char-donnay and pinot noir, but that is where they part ways. Unlike the French tradition of winemaking, California is big on technology and even bigger in the design of its tasting rooms.

What wines were in the Judgement of Paris?

Official jury results:

Rank Grade Wine
1. 127.5 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
2. 126 Château Mouton-Rothschild
3. 125.5 Château Haut-Brion
4. 122 Château Montrose

When was the judgement of Paris wine tasting?

A collage of several producers who competed in the 1976 Judgement of Paris wine tasting event.

Are there any wineries in France from California?

And so one of the wineries that first alerted France to the quality of wines coming from California has now been bought up by the French on the strength of the euro against the dollar.

What was the best wine from France in 1973?

A 1973 Chateau Montelena from Napa Valley, California took the top spot, with a 1973 Meursault-Charmes Burgundy from France coming in second. Ranking third place was a 1974 Chalone Vineyards Chardonnay from Monterey County, California. Fourth was a Spring Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay, also from Napa Valley.

What kind of wine was in Bottle Shock?

He’s played by Freddy Rodriguez (“Ugly Betty”). It also omits (until the closing credits) any mention of the wine that triumphed over the French in the red wine category. That would be Warren Winiarski’s 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.