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December 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$45.00
History is set to repeat itself!
On Monday December 16th 2019, at 6pm, our friend, Larry O’Brien, MS will host the first of many Wine Tasting and Education Evenings at the new Vault Room at Alexander Pierce Restaurant. His love and knowledge of wine is infectious and we know he’ll become a favorite of yours also.
Larry will present “The Judgement of AP”, Attendees will blind taste 4 Classic French Wines against their New World counterparts. Chef Frank is planning some delicious tastings to accompany the pairings.
The Paris Wine Tasting of 1976—known as the Judgment of Paris—was a wine competition organized in Paris on 24 May 1976 by Steven Spurrier, a British wine merchant, in which French judges carried out two blind tasting comparisons: one of top-quality Chardonnays and another of red wines (Bordeaux wines from France and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from California). A Californian wine rated best in each category, which caused surprise as France was generally regarded as being the foremost producer of the world’s best wines. Spurrier sold only French wine and believed that the California wines would not win.
Wines featured will be:
Chardonnay – 2015 O. Leflaive Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Bourgogne, France V 2013 Brewer-Clifton Machado, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, California.
Pinot Noir – 2014 Faiveley Pommard Les Vaumuriens, Côte de Beaune, Bourgogne, France V 2016 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Estate, Yamhill-Carlton District, Yamhill County, Oregon
Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014 Château Duhart-Milon Quatrièmes Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France V 2014 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché, Rutherford, Napa Valley, Napa County, California
Syrah – 2012 Philippe et Vincent Jaboulet Cornas, Valleé du Rhône Septentrionale, France V 2015 Prequel by Bootleg, Sonoma, California