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The King of

Chardonnay

 
"Grgich Hills Estate celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Pairs"

The 40th Anniversary Value Added Package

Customer will enjoy the inaugural release of "A Glass Full of Miracles" by Miljenko "Mike" Grgich with a bottle of our most exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Yountville Old Wine from our Legacy Selection. The book and wine are packaged in a sturdy multi-purpose logo wood tray. Place your order before July 31, 2016.

The package included

  • Book - "A Glass Full of Miracles"

  • Wine - Grgich Hills Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  • Custom made Wooden Case

 

For information and reservation, please contact our representative through email at info@primecellar.com

 

Grgich Hills Estate celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

In 2016, Grgich Hills Estate will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic Judgment of Paris tasting and its legacy with Chardonnay with vintner dinners across the country, an appearance at the Smithsonian Institution and the long-awaited release of Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s autobiography “A Glass Full of Miracles” that tells the story of his fascinating life.

 

Chardonnay crafted by Miljenko "Mike" Grgich was top scoring wine

In 1976, Steven Spurrier, an Englishman who ran a fine wine shop in Paris, decided to promote his wine shop by organizing a blind tasting to coincide with America’s Bicentennial celebrations.

 

For the tasting, he gathered together the best French judges, the finest French wines and he added in a few wines from some upstart winemakers in California. The unimaginable happened: the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Mike Grgich, won with the highest total score of 132 points.

 

In the afternoon tasting of the red wines, the French judges gave their top ranking to Warren Winiarski for his 1973 Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, beating the best Cabernets of Bordeaux with 127.5 points!

 

The only reporter to attend, George Taber, wrote in Time magazine about this American triumph, which sent shock waves throughout the world of wine. Taber later wrote a fascinating account of this tasting and its impact in his book, “Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine,” which will be made into a major motion picture in 2017. The movie will feature Mike Grgich and is being co-produced by entrepreneur Jonathan Rotella and famed Hollywood screenwriter and vintner Robert Kamen, best known for writing the Taken Trilogy and The Karate Kid series.

 

Mike Grgich believes the Judgment of Paris is a significant event not just for him and the Napa Valley but for everyone who is dedicated to winemaking, since it proves that “you don’t need French soil to make great wine.”

 

Celebration

In 2016, Prime Cellar (HK) invites everyone to Taste the Legacy and join us for this wonderful celebration at one of these events:

  • 21st May - Grand Tasting @ Prime Cellar Tasting Room, SheungWan

  • 23rd May - Wine Tasting Lunch @ Pennisula Hotel, TsimShaTsui

  • 23rd May - Wine Tasting @ The American Club, Central

  • 24th May - Wine Tasting Lunch (Hong Kong Sommerlier Association) @ Super Star Chinese Resturarnt, Wanchai

  • 24th May - Master Class (Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education) @ International Culinary Insitute, Pokulam

  • 25th May - Wine Tasting Dinner @ Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, TsimShaTsui

  • More exciting event on June & July! - Stay tuned.

 

 

For information and reservation, please contact our representative through email at info@primecellar.com

 

 

 

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Location

Contact

 

Suite A, 8/F, Rice Merchants Building,
77-78 Connaught Road West, 
Hong Kong

 

Tel: (852) 3690-8630
Head Office: (852) 2523-2111

 

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