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April / May 2016

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{ real somm stories } Winemaker BO BARRETT of Chateau Montelena. Barrett was an assistant at Chateau Montelena working under the tutelage of Mike Grgich during the1973 vintage, which placed first among Chardonnays at the Judgment of Paris. GEORGE TABER wrote the original story in Time magazine and later authored the book Judgment of Paris, which was made into a motion picture. STEVEN SPURRIER organized the original Judgment of Paris in 1976 and has since become one of the world's foremost wine authorities. TED BASELER is President and CEO, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates & Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. The Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon placed first among reds at the original tasting. Forty Years Later Steven Spurrier, who organized the origi- nal Judgment of Paris tasting, speaks at the 40th anniversary celebration and tasting during the 2016 Naples Winter Wine Festival in Naples, Florida. Paris the Judgment of by Lana Bortolot PHOTOS: RYAN STONE

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