The Pressure is on in the First Semi Final
Watch the competition progress as The Good, The Bad, and The Blind take on the Raiders of the Lost AOC in the first of two semi-final rounds. The winner will go on to compete in the final round. Pour yourself a glass of wine and watch to see which team will come out on top.
Click here to watch Round #7 – Semi Final #1, or read on for highlights from the last round.
Highlights and Score from Round #6
Last time on SYTYKW, Inglorious Bitters and Raiders of the Lost AOC battled it out in the last chance before the semi-finals. Raiders of the Lost AOC were sure they knew what the wine was even before they tasted it! “Sometimes you can tell by looking at a wine what is, and this is one of those times,” said Steve. Sara added, “I can’t imagine it could be anything else.”
Inglorious Bitters were much quieter, but no less confident with their answer. In the end it was a tie as both teams guessed it was a 2010 Shiraz from South Australia. Both teams also thought that the wine cost more than its actual price, with John saying that Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz Viognier is “classy” and “elegant”.
The scoring remains the same as past episodes, with points for Variety, Country, Region, Appellation and Vintage, and a little less emphasis on Price this season. After 6 rounds the totals are in and the Semi Final match-ups have been set:
For those of you new to our video series, “So, You Think You Know Wine?”, we have saved all previous episodes under the Video tab. Season 4 is a departure from the previous critic-against-critic challenge of past seasons. 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.
We hope that you find this new format entertaining and that you have as much fun watching as we did filming. As usual, please send your comments to email@example.com and feel free to share this video with your friends and family.
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?”