Success at blind tasting is considered the gold standard of wine expertise. But is its status deserved? Blind tasting requires substantial skill and a comprehensive
Margaret Rand raised this issue on Tim Atkin’s site last month, in an article titled “In Search of Familiarity”. Rand argued that familiarity is far
So I’m taking a Zoom-enabled advanced, blind tasting class from a Master of Wine (from whom I’ve taken many classes). The topic tonight was distinguishing
I’m puzzled by Oliver Styles’ recent article at Wine Searcher. His target is the widely held assumption that context is critical in judging a wine.