A few decades ago it would have been absurd to suggest that a California wine could match the quality of a French wine. But in May of 1976 the wine world was changed forever due to the now famous Paris blind tasting. Nine French judges choose a California Red and White wine above its leading French contenders.
Today we sit down with George Taber, author of the new wine book: “Judgment of Paris”. George a reporter for Time Magazine represented the only press coverage for the event. Hear about this unbelievable story, the rise of California as a world power in wine and how the effects of the Paris tasting are still being felt today.
Buy George’s great book: Judgement of Paris
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The GrapeRadio Crew, Mike Grgich, and George Taber.
Patricia Gallagher, Steve Spurrier (the event organizer) and Odetter Kahn.
Wine being poured blind.
Odette Kahn, Raymond Oliver, and Jean-Claude Vrinat.
Aubert de Villaine.
“Judgement of Paris” Author, George Taber