Blind tastings are often humbling, but perhaps none more so than one of wine's most famous encounters, the Paris Tasting of 1976.
When I met with Aubert de Villaine last week, I finally had a chance to ask him about his experience. He was one of a handful of French wine "experts" who tasted the wines that day and rendered the verdict, giving California wines a knockout—or at least a TKO—over the French wines.
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