Latest research showing what bullshit artists wine critics are

November 16, 2009

Wall Street Journal –  A Hint of Hype, A Taste of Illusion
They pour, sip and, with passion and snobbery, glorify or doom wines. But studies say the wine-rating system is badly flawed. How the experts fare against a coin toss.

Pricier Wine Tastes Better

January 28, 2008

A recent study shows that raising the price of wine makes it taste
better. When tasting wines they’d been told cost more,
testers’ brains showed more pleasure than when drinking cheaper
wines…even when the wines were exactly the same! The
study’s lead author is California Institute of Technology
economics professor Antonio Rangel.


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Champagne test

December 31, 2007

 Is It Champagne or a Substitute? Refined Palates Can Be Fooled

From NYTimes.  Critic’s sophisticate friends can’t tell Champagne from $10 sparkling wines.

Best value for money: Boyer Brut.