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Paris tasting goes Hollywood

Decanter magazine reports that the book "Judgement of Paris," which tells the story of the legendary 1976 Paris tasting in which two California wineries came out triumphant in a blind tasting (Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon won out over First Growth Bordeaux, and Chateau Montelena Chardonnay beat French white Burgundies), will be made into a movie.

To any oenophile, this will be a fascinating look at the "tasting heard round the world." It put California's wines on the map, and made France and the rest of the world finally realize that the U.S. CAN make stellar, premium wines. I can't help but wonder if it's a bit esoteric for the general movie goer, though...

Hugh Grant and Jude Law are in talks to star in the movie. There is no information about when filming will begin or when the movie will be released.

Oh, how I wish they served wine in U.S. movie theaters...how are we supposed to sit through an entire movie about tasting wine without enjoying it ourselves??