This week our eyes are closed, noses and palates are open! We are digging into what blind tasting is and how it is done. When you see a bottle of wine on the shelf, or when a bottle appears in the selection at a tasting, you start to interpret it - without even tasting it! It's like the first look, the first impression. Blind tasting is different; it is a tasting that is unaffected, unlabeled. This week we are tasting unaffected, unlabeled! But every bottle we open may not be faultless. Just as there are no perfect people, there are no perfect wines. In this issue, we will understand what corked wine is and why they send the wine back saying "This wine is corked!" Our glass is very full this week; if you're ready, let's start with the tunes from our Grapest Hits list below that are not corked.
Attention! This publication refers to wine and fermented grape juice from alcoholic beverages. For readers under 18, non-fermented grape juice may be more suitable.