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Wine Enthusiast Responsible For 'Judgement Of Paris' Dies

Steven Spurrier, an Englishman and Parisian wine shop owner, who in 1976 set up a blind tasting of 20 California and French wines for nine French judges, including some of the top names in the French wine and food establishment, has died. The so-called Judgment of Paris “gave the California wine industry a much-needed boost, lending its vintners international credibility at a time when they were searching for critical approval and public acceptance,” per The New York Times. “Marketers used the tasting to sell California wines all over the world.”

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