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Charting the Effects of the Judgment of Paris in Napa

18 days ago   |   By Vine Pair

1976 was a year of great importance around the globe. In the United Kingdom, it was the year the first commercial Concorde flight took off, cutting air travel times in half. In Canada, it marked the completion of the CN Tower. And in Paris, wine judges gathered and critiqued wines from the top vintners in France against wines made in California. The shocking results led to the explosion of wine in California and altered the industry's trajectory for decades to come.
This year marks 45 years since the Judgment of Paris. What was essentially a staged blind tasting meant to stir up interest...
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