Judgment of Paris, is the greatest little wine story never fully told
The Judgment of Paris is the story of a simple French blind wine tasting that not only revolutionized the California wine industry, but the wine world as we know it.
Before the historic Paris Tasting of 1976, French wines were considered to be in a league of their own. No one would have thought two unknown California wines would best the finest French wines in a blind taste test.
Adapted from George M. Taber’s book of the same name, the screenplay follows the story of wine store and wine school owner, Englishman Steven Spurrier, who staged the publicity event in honor of America’s bicentennial, and the winemaker who produced the award-winning red that took top–honors.
Written by famed screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen Karate Kid, Lethal Weapon 3, A Walk in the Clouds, Taken I, II, III (in production), the film captures the essence of their stories through the eyes of former Time Magazine reporter Taber, the only journalist who bothered to show up at the tasting.