May 24 - 1976 - The Judgement of Paris Wine Tasting

In 1976, the wine world was shifted on its axis by one blind taste test, conducted by eleven wine experts in Paris. That tasting is the reason that Napa Valley becomes a notable wine center and the reason that the French no longer have such a tight grip on the high end wine market. Also, it's surrounded in ridiculous claims and outlandish behavior, which is what makes it a great story.

William Floyd