Milestones

1976

The Paris Tasting

The 1976 Paris tasting, or Judgment of Paris as it became known, had a revolutionary effect, “like a vinous shot heard round the world.”

To celebrate the U.S. bicentennial, Steven Spurrier, an English wine merchant and founder of L'Academie du Vin, a wine school in Paris, staged a blind tasting among French wine experts.