An overall ranking of the wines preferred by the jury was also established in averaging the sum of each judge's individual grades (arithmetic mean).

& Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine merchant, in association with Steven Spurrier, who created the original Paris event.

The panel of nine wine experts at Copia consisted of Dan Berger, Anthony Dias Blue, Stephen Brook, Wilfred Jaeger, Peter Marks MW, Paul Roberts MS, Andrea Immer Robinson MS, Jean-Michel Valette MW and Christian Vanneque, one of the original judges from the 1976 tasting. & Rudd consisted of Michel Bettane, Michael Broadbent MW, Michel Dovaz, Hugh Johnson, Matthew Jukes, Jane Mac Quitty, Jasper Morris MW, Jancis Robinson OBE MW and Brian St. Three of the Bordeaux wines in the competition were from the 1970 vintage, identified by the Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux as among the four best vintages in the past 45 years or more.

Spurrier sold only French wine and believed that the California wines would not win.

Blind tasting was performed and the judges were asked to grade each wine out of 20 points.

Large cheese platters for 3/4 are at 30 euro and smaller one for 1 or 2 guests, at 12 euro.

A collage of several producers who competed in the 1976 Judgement of Paris wine tasting event.

argued that French red wines would age better than the California reds, so this was tested.

The San Francisco Wine Tasting of 1978 was conducted 20 months after the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.

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