Saturday, July 08, 2017

Wine "Experts" Should Be Tested and Certified

USA Today, Wine Tasting 101.

I'd be interested to see how good most wine "experts" when there is a blind taste testing, with the test subject actually blindfolded so (s)he can't see what's in the glass, only smell and taste it. Start out simple - - distinguish between a red and a white. Then move on to varietals in each color; finally, allow them to attempt to distinguish between wines from famous wineries. Anyone scoring less than 80% should not be called an expert. Anyone scoring 50 or below should be declared a fraud.


Old NFO said...

Most of the 'so called' experts would refuse... sigh...

Angus McThag said...

Strange that this keeps coming up.

You'd have thought after 1976 the experts would have upped their games.