We had some friends over dinner this past weekend and did a blind wine tasting. I used 3 Chardonnays: $7 Costco Kirkland, $15 Toasted Head, and $30 Trefethen. I mostly wanted get an honest opinion about the Costco wine. I hadn’t tried it before, and I thought it would be fun to hide it amongst some more expensive wines and see which we preferred.
To keep ourselves from knowing which bottles were which, I wrapped the bottles up in cloth napkins and tied them, my husband uncorked the bottles, and then I put a numbered label on each bottle. By the time we finished that process, we had no idea what the bottles were.
Here are some of the comments that the 4 of us made about each taste, our guesses, and then the bottle reveal will follow:
Wine #1: okay, smooth, watery
Wine #2: much better than #1, better after taste, more crisp, really like this one a lot
Wine #3: wow–these all taste so different, like this one too, can’t decide between #2 and #3
We all agreed that we thought the watery #1 was the Costco wine. (Sorry, Costco)
I think the general consensus was that we liked #3 the best, so shouldn’t that be the expensive wine?
Wine #1: $30 Trefethen
Wine #2: $7 Costco
Wine #3: $15 Toasted Head
We were all shocked that we really liked the Costco wine! It was pretty good, and was the first out of those 3 bottles that we finished. This blind tasting was really fun to do with friends, I highly recommend trying it!