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May 24, 2017

Another Blind Wine Tasting

I had two bottles of Réserve de Bonpas in my cooler; one Côte-du-Rhône ($13.00), the other one Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($20.00), and I wanted to find out if there was a difference in ''quality'' between the two; after all one was 1.5 times more expensive than the other.

I did the usual thing; brown bagged them, shuffled them around, and then marked them A2 and B1 (see also Blind Wine Tasting)

There was a clear difference between the two wines, but in terms of preference it was a tie; two of us liked the $13.00 version, and the other two liked the $20.00 edition.

In order to protect the individual participants I will not reveal who had the ''expensive'' taste, and who were the ''cheapies''.

Is there some real value to this story other than price alone does not make a wine better?

Probably not.

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Prices are from vivino.com.

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