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Merlots test sommeliers' palates

Issue: December 31, 1999

December 31st, 1999 Merlots test sommeliers' palates Given six different Merlots and told nothing else about them, could you figure out the origin of each wine? That was the challenge presented to Wine Experience participants and a panel of experts -- three sommeliers from restaurants that have won Wine Spectator's Grand Award for their wine lists.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 1999.

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