There are few life stories in the food and drink business as fascinating as that of Steven Spurrier, legendary wine merchant and educator. Spurrier died in March at 79. Legendary Retailer, Writer and Educator Steven Spurrier Dies, by Roger Voss (Wine Enthusiast) It was this sense of discovery, of wanting to show that the wine world was vast, that led Spurrier to the event for which he is most famous among Americans: the so-called Judgement of Paris in 1976. Originally conceived as an open tasting of California wines in Paris, Spurrier came to the last-minute decision to hold it as a blind tasting, putting the best Bordeaux and Burgundy at the same table as those from Napa. The results stunned the French: two wines from Napa, Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 1973 and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1973, placed first in both ......Read more