This blog, written by Thomas E. Rutledge, focuses primarily on business entity law in Kentucky. Postings on contract law, contractual and statutory construction, and the entity law of other jurisdictions appear as well. There may as well be some random discussions of classical, medieval and renaissance history.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Judgment of Paris
The Judgment of
For those of you who from time to time
enjoy a good wine, today is the anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, the
competition in 1976 between the then still young California wine industry and
the venerable French vintages.The
competition was sponsored by a seller of French wines and was intended to
reinforce their position as the dominant vintners.
It did not turn out so well.Overall the California wines (including one
of my favorites Stag’s Leap) prevailed.Some of the judges (they were all French) tried to recover their score
George Tabor wrote a book about the competition that includes
background information of some of the wineries involved and the (generally
dismal) history of wine production in the US after Prohibition. Since then the
story has changed.