As a person who loves wine, yesterday was a reason to celebrate with a glass in hand. It was the 35th anniversary of the infamous Paris Tasting where California wines were chosen as the winners of the blind tasting arranged by Steven Spurrier. I know that the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay was actually chosen the winner, but what can I say? I’m a red wine drinker so a substitution was made.
I plan to mark this anniversary today by enjoying great wine and watching Bottle Shock. I’ll raise my glass and celebrate a great moment in American wine history. Then I’ll start looking for the next anniversary of a great moment in viticulture to celebrate. I sure hope it’s right around the corner.