Organizing Wine Disharmony
In case no one saw it, Mark Fisher (pictured on the left and demonstrating the reason God gave us two hands) of Uncorked writing for WineSediments Wine Blog on the Well Fed Network posted a fascinating piece on the organizing of the of the upcoming 30th Anniversary celebration of the the Great Paris Tasting of 1976.
The controversy is over how the European judges and the American judges will be tasting the wines as they compare French and American wines in an attempt to re-create the tasting of ’76 that helped put California wines on the map.
It had been assumed that the tasting would be done blind. But that’s not so. Apparently some Bordeaux producers objected.
The whole story is here along with an interview Mark conducted with the event organizer, Stephen Spurrier.