The tasting that put California on the world wine map

All nine judges seated with Steven Spurrier sixth from the left and Aubert de Villaine, the co-owner of Domaine de la Romanee- Conti, at the head

On the 40th anniversary of this famous tasting, which revolutionised the world of wine, Steven Spurrier tells the illuminating back story

My invitation to attend the Naples (Florida) Winter Wine Festival came with the request that I create a Lot for their annual auction for the Naples Children and Education Foundation which is dedicated to improving the lives of under-privileged and at-risk children.


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