Wine Tasting - French vs. California Wines

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Reenact the famous and world-changing 1976 event dueling California and French wines.

Join Sommelier Ferdinando for a lively, fun wine tasting experience reenacting the 1976 “Judgment of Paris,” an event which pinned the best wines from France against the best wines from California in a blind tasting. This time you will be the judge! All participants will be blind tasting two wines made from the same grape, in the same style, side by side. Sommelier Ferdinando will show you the similarities and differences of the wines from France and from California as you learn all about winemaking in the two regions.

Choose four wines guided by the provided list of regions and tasting notes to purchase for your class.

Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend this experience.

  • Minimum Guests 6
  • Maximum Guests 50
  • Number of Tastings 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • You must be 21 years of age to participate fully in the tasting. If you book and are not 21 years old you will not be able to participate and the booking amount will not be refunded. You are responsible for showing a government-issued ID.

Reviews guests left for this experience



03 Feb 2022

Ferdinando is a blast to work with! His class themes are so much fun and he is so knowledgeable about wines. I highly recommend taking a class with Ferdinando - you will learn so much!

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16 Feb 2022

And Ferdy, you were simply wonderful. As someone on our team put it, "Ferdy was great, he really convinced me I was on vacation for a minute.... and now I need to 1) make whatever that delicious caper, eggplant pasta he was talking about was. 2) plan a trip to Sicily."



16 Feb 2022

We’ve received feedback from all of our attendees and the resounding conclusion was that it was an epic event. Everyone loved the wine and Ferdy carried the show. Thanks for helping us get the tasting together in such a short period of time. Appreciated!

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Sommelier Ferdinando is a Court of Master Sommelier Certified Sommelier from Italy. He was nominated as the Best Wine Director by Wine Enthusiast and has worked in the culinary industry for more than 10 years hosting wine pairings, tasting classes, and private events for big-name clients, as well as small groups. Sommelier Ferdinando enjoys guiding wine lovers through a fun, approachable, informative, and interactive wine tasting experience.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Sommelier Ferdinando will travel to guests within Los Angeles for this experience.

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