The Smithsonian Institution has included two wines that trumped French wines at the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 on its list of "101 Objects That Made America." The 1973 Chateau Montelena chardonnay and the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars cabernet sauvignon, which put Napa Valley, Calif., on the global wine map, will be featured in the museum's book, alongside artifacts such as Abraham Lincoln's hat and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, writes S. Irene Virbila.

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