The emergence of Wine of Place in California

Par Jacky Rigaux et Charles Rigaux

[1] Taber (G.M.), Le Jugement de Paris, éd française, Gutenberg, 2008.

Bottle Shock, film.

California wines have entered the fine wine category with the brand as a flag bearer. During the famous “Jugement de Paris de 1976” [1] which marked their entry on the media scene, it was Château Montelena (chardonnay) and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (cabernet-sauvignon) that beat Meursault Charmes and Château Mouton-Rothschid (Pauillac), and not the places where grapes were born, such as Chambertin or Romanée [2] Read More