Monday, April 4, 2016
Celebrating the 1976 Paris Tasting Hoax
Forty years later, it’s time to finally reveal that the Paris Tasting of 1976 was staged, much like Neal Armstrong’s phony moon landing, Elvis Presley’s death, and auction wines. Furthermore, the person claiming to be Steven Spurrier is actually a woman in a bad hairpiece, and George Taber, the journalist from “Time” magazine, is a fictional persona of Salman Rushdie, not that anybody gives a fat wa.
This is investigative wine journalism at its finest! The debunking of the '76 Paris Tasting myths. Oh, you won't want to miss this. But you'll have to jump on over to Tim Atkin's site to read the rest. I'm like that the first Monday of the month. While you're there, feel free to light up his site with your legendary HoseMaster common tater wit. Or just leave your thoughts in my usual dump bucket.
TIM ATKIN MW