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Wine Tasting

March 4, 2013

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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.

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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?

WRONG!

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!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 5, 2013 11:32 am

    very fun to read about this cool experiment
    yep, gotta try it 🙂

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