The Pros and Cons of Team Play
WineAlign is pleased to launch a new season of “So, You Think You Know Wine?”. Season 4 is a departure from the previous critic-against-critic challenge of past episodes. This time the competition has a game show/family feud feel with tasters battling against each other in teams, rather than individually. As always, the competitors have the daunting challenge of identifying the wine with only their nose, eyes, and palate – no other clues are given.
Click here to watch Round #3, or read on for highlights from the last round and a look at today’s teams.
Highlights and Score from Round #2
Last time on SYTYKW, Bill, Treve and Zoltan of Inglorious Bitters, correctly identified the wine as Cabernet Sauvignon, while David, DJ and Brad of The Good, The Bad, The Blind tussled, struggled, and were a bit divided with this wine. In the end, the somewhat glorious Inglorious Bitters scored the most points with the Louis M Martini Cabernet Sauvignon and came out ahead.
The teams debate the characteristics of each wine to come to a consensus as to what they think the wine is and their conclusions are submitted to Amil in writing. Each team then announces their decision and the wine is revealed. The scoring on each wine remains similar to past episodes with points for Variety, Country, Region, Appellation and Vintage, and a little less emphasis on Price this season. Here’s how the teams stand after 2 rounds:
You’ll soon find out that team work has many advantages, and also a few disadvantages. Do the teams stick with their first impressions, or do they talk themselves into something else? Watch the competition progress as Inglorious Bitters are back to face off against Whole Bunch Press.
Pour yourself a glass of wine and Watch Round #3 here.
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Special thanks to our glassware sponsor, Schott Zwiesel, for their beautiful glasses and carafes used during filming.
Previously on “So, You Think You Know Wine?”