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H. Con. Res. 399  (eh) - Whereas on May 24th, 1976 in Paris, France, the premier wines of California and France were judged in a blind taste test by leading French wine experts; Whereas the winning red wine was the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Napa Valley Cabernet crafted by winemaker Warren Winiarski; Whereas the winning white wine was the 1973 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay crafted by winemaker Miljenko ``Mike'' Grgich; Whereas this event became known as the Tasting Heard `Round the World, and heralded the beginning of the rise to preeminence of California wines; Whereas the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has placed bottles of the winning wines in its permanent collection; Whereas wines from all over the United States are now enjoyed all over the world; and Whereas the domestic wine industry now contributes over $50 billion a year to the United States economy: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress-- (1) recognizes and honors the 30th Anniversary of the California victory at the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting; and (2) recognizes the historical significance of this event to the United States wine industry.


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