The World Wine Tasting on October 9, 2010 was an audacious comparison of the leading wines from four countries to the wines from a leading Napa winery. This was not another Paris tasting but more of a “Coming Out” for the Jarvis winery.
When the results were made known, William Jarvis commented, “It was a good ‘Coming Out’. I’m happy with our wines that placed First but it doesn’t lessen my respect for the other World Wines; they all were great as always.”
For the past 20 years, Dimitri Tchelistcheff and William Jarvis have dedicated themselves to making world class wines. Until now they have kept a modest profile but for the first time are emerging from their mountain cavern to showcase Jarvis wines along with the very top wines from other countries of the world.
Three categories of wine were blind tasted, Bordeaux Blends, Tempranillos and Chardonnays. The wines in the three tasting categories came from France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
The World Tasting was held on Saturday, October 9th in Napa, California. The Tasting Panel was composed of leading wine professionals from the industry.
Wilfred Wong, Beverages & More, Wine Critic, one of the most prolific and experienced wine judges in the U.S.
Charles E. Olken, Founder of Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
George Starke, Author of “Up and Down the Wine Roads”, accomplished wine educator
Paul Franson, Contributor to many wine publications and author of Spinning the Bottle.
Sasha Paulson, Award winning food and wine writer; features editor for Napa Valley Register
Bob Ecker, Professional writer and photographer for travel, wine and cuisine
Byron Vaughn, Associate Publisher of Santé Magazine.
Karen McNeil Fife, Award winning wine writer and Chairman of Wine Studies at CIA.