Wine Should Say Goodbye to Blind Tasting by Oliver Styles

July 7, 2020

Blind tasting is a term we winos use in reference to our ubiquitous penchant for tasting wines without seeing the label or otherwise knowing what the wine is. Apart from being a popular sport among wine geeks, it is also a useful means of testing the abilities of wine students and occasionally a manner of assessing wines by professionals. The object is to ascertain such features as the grape variety(s), region, vintage/age, and/or quality purely through the acts of seeing, smelling, and tasting the wine in the glass. Variations include a single-blind tasting, whereby one aspect such as region or grape variety is known or a double-blind tasting, in which case nothing is known about the wine. But some people might think differently……..

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