Kara and Calla somehow keep it together to discuss the Paris blind tasting pitting California and French wines against each other. It was a defining moment in the globalization of the wine industry with California wines coming out on top. Without giving too much away, the biddies lay down the foundation of this famous wine tasting and they revisit the idea of comparing old and new world wines of the same varietal. Kara completes her first blind tasting of the podcast.

Wines Featured:

Kara: Château Potensac Medoc 2014, Pied a Terre Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Calla: Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018



Sources Used:

NPR, “The Judgement of Paris: The Blind Taste Test that Decanted the Wine World”

Wine Spectator, “And the Winner of the Paris Tasting 2006 Is…”

Jancis Robinson, “That Paris Judgment 40 Years On”

Los Angeles Times, “Tasted 30 years later: They’re alive!”

Photo Credit: NPR News

Boozy Biddies Intro/Outro Music Credit: TV Girl