The Frenchwoman Odette Kahn (1923-1982) was an expert on French gastronomy and wines and acted as a worldwide ambassador. After studying economics at the famous French school HECJF, she became a senior lecturer and later editor of the two magazines "Cuisine et Vins de France" and "Revue du Vin de France". At the legendary Paris Wine Tasting
In 1976, when the myth of the qualitative superiority of French wines to New World products was broken, she was one of the 11 jurors or wine critic
, However, she was dissatisfied with the surprising result, explicitly distanced herself from it and accused the English wine merchant and organizer Steven Spurrier
even manipulation before.