So, when you open up that bottle of wine that goes great with turkey this Thursday, take a moment to appreciate just how serious the wine business can be. In 1976, some of the top French judges attended a blind taste test between the best French wines and the best selections from California. They caused an uproar when they had managed to select the California wines as the winner -- sacre bleu! That moment was a blow to French national pride and helped open the market to wine that was being made all over the world. Variety announced that the George M. Tambor book Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine, is being adapted for the screen by Robert Mark Kamen. Included in the deal, are the rights to the life story of Steven Spurrier, the man who organized that historic event back in '76.

Robert Mark Kamen has written for Luc Besson in the past, including The Fifth Element and The Transporter. Although, since Kamen owns a vineyard that might have had something to do with his latest choice of project. I guess the real trick will be making audiences care about a historic event that most of us have probably never heard of.

[via Dark Horizons]
categories Movies, Cinematical