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Binny's Wine Expo 2008
Judgment of Paris - The Tasting that Rocked the World!
Judgement of Paris Reenactment at Binny's Wine Expo
Conducted by Doug Jeffirs, CSW, Director of Wine Sales,
Binny's Beverage Depot

Paris, 1976, the 'Paris Wine Tasting' rocked the world when California cream of the crop bested France's finest. We had the chance to judge in a comparative blind tasting of California vs France top selections from the original challenge tasting. 

Bottle Shock - The movie Bottle Shock - The Movie, Poster As featured in the recent hit movie, Bottle Shock, based on the book Judgment of Paris
Judgement of Paris - California vs. France and the historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine Judgment of Paris
California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine By George M. Taber Book that inspired the 2008 movie "Bottle Shock"
The Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting Bottles The bottles featured in the blind tasting.
Binny's Wine Expo - Judgement of Paris - France vs. California Is it French or is it Californian?
Binny's Wine Expo - Judgement of Paris - Selections

Judgment of Paris selections:

  • Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay  2006
  • Mischief and Mayhem Puligny Montrachet Cote de Beaune 2005
  • Fiddlehead Cellars, FiddleStix, 728 Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2005
  • Nicolas Potel Volnay Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Beaune 2005
  • Stags Leap Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
  • Chateau St Pierre St Julien Bordeaux 2003
Binny's Wine Expo - Doug Jeffirs and Bill Newton of Binny's  Beverage Depot Doug Jeffirs, Director of Wine and Bill Newton, Manager of Events, Binny's Beverage Depot
Binny's Wine Expo - Judgement of Paris - McNees's, Jeffirs and Connollys Binny's Wine Expo - Judgment of Paris - McNees's, Jeffirs' and Connollys. 


Also see
Binnys Wine Expo Highlights
Erinn Benzinger of Benzinger Family Winery Presentation and Tasting.
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