Olympic fever is still strong at our house, and it occured to me that there must have been some sort of event, somewhere, called the Wine Olympics. Turns out there have been quite a few, but this is the earliest mention I found.
“A Wine Olympics was organized by the French food and wine magazine GaultMillau in 1979; a total of 330 wines from 33 countries were evaluated by 62 experts from ten nationalities. The 1976 Trefethen Vineyards Chardonnay from the Napa Valley won the Chardonnay tasting and was judged best in the world. Gran Coronas Mas La Plana 1970 from Spain received first place in the important Cabernet blend category. In the Pinot Noir competition, the 1975 Eyrie Vineyards Reserve from Oregon placed in the top ten. The 1975 HMR Pinot Noir from Paso Robles, CA placed third. Tyrell Pinot Noir 1976 from Australia was selected for the "Gault Milleau World Dozen" and placed first.”
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