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L'Academie du Vin celebrates Anniversaries of Judgement of Paris & The Berlin Tasting<br>

L'Academie du Vin celebrates Anniversaries of Judgement of Paris & The Berlin Tasting

L´Academie du Vin in Tokyo saw a joint celebration of two historical events of world wine history: the 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris, created by Steven Spurrier in 1976 and held at L’Academie du Vin in Paris; and the 12th Anniversary of The Berlin Tasting, created by Eduardo Chadwick in 2004 inspired by the aforementioned Paris Tasting.

Held on September 2nd 2016 and named “Look Back in Wonder”, the masterclass was accompanied by a private Gala Dinner hosted by Steven Spurrier and Eduardo Chadwick.

Steven Spurrier commented, “What the 1976 Paris Tasting created was quite simply a template that could be used, essentially in impeccable tasting conditions with only highly qualified palates, by “unknown” wines to be compared to their known counterparts to see if they are worthy of the same level of recognition. Eduardo Chadwick used this template in Berlin in January 2004 and achieved instant recognition, which continued to be maintained over 21 subsequent tastings.

Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz and Seña wineries, commented: “This is a unique and historical occasion celebrating two milestones that share so much in common. The Berlin Tasting, that brought the world’s recognition of Chile as a world class appellation, and what Steven Spurrier helped achieve for California earlier on with his historical Judgment of Paris.

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