Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting Dinner, Friday 14th June 2024

Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting Dinner, Friday 14th June 2024

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Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting Dinner, Friday 14th June 2024

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Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting Dinner, Friday 14th June 2024
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Our historic Napoleon Cellar will provide an auspicious setting for a special blind-tasting dinner recreating the late Steven Spurrier’s legendary 1976 Judgement of Paris. The event famously pitted the most celebrated wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux against those of California, marking a turning point for American winemakers and sparking a stratospheric rise to fame. 

Over nearly 50 years, the reputation and quality of Californian wines have flourished and this dinner will highlight those wines that we may now consider to be the modern greats. As in 1976, all wines will be served blind, and we will tally up your votes to see which come out on top.  

Though the exact wines cannot be revealed, we will serve a pair each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah wines, with a bespoke four-course menu to accompany. The French wines will include a Premier Cru white Burgundy, Grand Cru red Burgundy, First Growth Bordeaux and equivalent level red from the Rhône Valley. The USA will be represented by a Chardonnay winemaker that has worked at Château Petrus, one of North America’s most revered producers of Pinot Noir, a 99-point Cabernet Sauvignon from the Harlan family portfolio and one of Napa’s smallest production Syrahs of which just 300 cases are made. 

To relieve any fears as to the quality of wines on show, we will of course only be serving you the very best, with the average cost per bottle at £300+ and the average score from The Wine Advocate at 96 points. It promises to be a truly spectacular evening, not to be missed! 

Wines to be tasted: the exact line-up of wines for this dinner cannot yet be revealed. 

Dress code: smart casual 

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Join us for one of our fine dining evenings. A perfect way to find out more about a specific wine region or style, or to simply relax over a more leisurely affair absorbing the knowledge of your expert host over several courses of the finest food and wine.

Food will be prepared in-house by our fantastic team, with Head Chef Stewart Turner at the helm; while our range of wine specialists will guide you through the glass in your hand.