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January 20, 2016: How Important Is Blind Tasting?

At Wine Spectator, wines are reviewed in blind tastings. (Learn more in About Our Tastings and Why We Taste Blind). In this format, the taster knows only the vintage and varietal/appellation of the wine, but not the producer or price. We believe this approach eliminates bias and ensures that every wine has an equal opportunity to show its best.

When you are considering wine reviews, how important is it to you that the scores and notes come from blind tastings?

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