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A New Wine Order

In 1976, the year of America’s bicentennial, a landmark blind tasting took place in Paris.  This groundbreaking event has become affectionately known as The Judgement of Paris, made famous by the book of the same name written by George M. Taber.  This tasting pitted French wines against California wines and was judged by a panel of France’s esteemed wine experts.  The unthinkable results sent shock waves through the French wine industry when the California wines won top honors over France’s best.  It was the stuff of legend and opened the window to the Napa Valley for the whole world to see – and forever challenged the reputation of France as having world dominance in wine production.  Christensen’s painting of just three of those winners stands as a reminder to us that 40 years later, California producers are still reigning over “A New Wine Order.”

Featured wines: Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon,  Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

  • Original Watercolor:
    31"w x 21"h - SOLD

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