Join Us As We Revisit the Judgment of Paris – French vs California Wine

43 years ago today, a landmark wine tasting known as the Judgment of Paris changed the world’s perception of California wine. Telluride Reserve will revisit this momentous blind tasting with participation from a select group of Master Sommeliers and wine experts participating in Telluride Reserve Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration, August 15 – 18, 2019. To our knowledge, the reenactment has only been offered publicly four other times since the original tasting. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to participate in a Judgment of Paris blind tasting!

Held in Paris on May 24, 1976 six California Chardonnays and six California Cabernet Sauvignons were compared, by French judges, against top wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy. The result, a huge and controversial surprise, was the preference for the California wines over the French wines. The Judgment of Paris recognized the quality and launched global interest and investment in the wines of California.

Andrew Shaffner, Telluride Ski Resort’s Wine Director, will be joined by Master Sommeliers Evan Goldstein, Eric Hemer, Sean Razee and Damon Ornowski to blind taste through these extraordinary wines. A total of 15 seats are available at this blind tasting – only nine remain today.

To purchase a Telluride Reserve credential please visit to select your tastings from four days and over forty food and wine tasting options.

Comments are closed.