In Ventura on Bastille Day, July 14, 2019, a different battle took place: a competition between palates.

The wines came out in plain glass carafes, one after another after another. First there were six white wines, then six red wines, all carefully poured by Pierpont Inn staff — wines from around the world.

The challenge? Figure out what these 12 wines were, where they were from, who made them, and when — and score the most points in the process to win a trip to France.

Palates put to the test during wine tasting competition