We had a blind taste test in May 2016 at the Pedini Bosch showroom in VI. The idea was to ascertain how well people could distinguish between wines, just by tasting.
We all have our favorite wines, which we swear we love because of how good it tastes, but how well would you do in a blind taste test? Can you tell your favorite wines just by tasting? Well, 99% of our guests couldn’t! We served 5 wines, 2 whites (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) and 3 reds (Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon). We also included a description of each wine and gave clues on what to look out for, in terms of look, taste and smell. Of the 35 guests in attendance, the highest score was 3 out of 5. 3 other guests tied in second place with 2 out of 5. Everyone else failed. Our conclusion from this little exercise is that people can hardly pick out their favorite wines in a blind taste test.