Who was the winner of white wines at the famous Paris wine tasting 1976?
First to be tasted were white wines. The comparison was with Chardonnay – matching the very best French Chardonnays (Burgundy) against California Chardonnays. The winner was a California Chardonnay, to the shock of all present.
What red wine won the Judgement of Paris?
|1.||14.14||Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars|
When hearing the case, it was determined that both wineries were founded at the same time, and named for the area, so therefore both had a right to use the name. The resolution: Stag’s Leap would use the apostrophe before the S, and Stags’ Leap would use the apostrophe after the S.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars stunned the world 45 years ago when its 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon bested some of Bordeaux’s first-growth wines at the 1976 Paris tasting. This victory became known as the “The Judgment of Paris” and changed the course of history for our winery, the Napa Valley and the world of wine.
Is the Judgement of Paris in the Iliad?
Despite the importance of the Judgement of Paris in the story of the Trojan War, the Iliad has only one explicit reference to it. This occurs, rather out of the blue, in the final book of the poem in a dispute among the gods about the treatment of Hector’s body (24.25–30).
What California wines were in the Judgement of Paris?
In 1976, a selection of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from California were put up for comparison against their well-established French counterparts.
Does white wine get Bottle Shock?
The good news is that younger wines seem less susceptible to travel shock than older, more fragile ones, and I’ll add that white wines also seem to be less affected. But I’d say all wines—no matter what color, style or age—won’t be hurt and can certainly benefit by resting after travel—a few days should do it.