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A friend of mine was recently forced to taste wines in in FMRI experiment. It turns out it's different delivered by tube when you're lying on your back in a noisy machine.   They then had him blind

 

That's so true. 82 Petrus has only 7% more quality in it than 05 Belair and that's just a scientific fact.

I know you're joking, but in all seriousness it actually is a fact that people can't even tell red wine from white in blind tests.

 

As long as I can pick the "people," the "red wine," and the "white wine," I bet I can make this true every time.

 

I bet I could also consistently arrange the opposite outcome with different choices. I would bet large sums.

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I read one story where a guy poured the same exact wine three times to a panel of tasting experts and none of them noticed - in fact they gave it three completely different ratings.

A friend of mine was recently forced to taste wines in in FMRI experiment. It turns out it's different delivered by tube when you're lying on your back in a noisy machine.

 

They then had him blind taste the tough panel, which he correctly spotted as 7 each of 2 different wines. They told him that most of their subjects didn't know.

 

So it can be done.

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If you can pick the people then it's easy -- but what would your choice of wine be to make it maximally confusing. No cheating with skin-contact whites!

Well, that would be one easy cheat. Reds without much tannin would be another. Oaky whites tannic from their barrels. Poulsard. Carbonic anything. That kind of thing.

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You don't even have to go outside Ganevat's repertoire to create a highly misleading tasting.

 

But I've seen people with deep cellars and self-esteems mistake obvious whites for obvious reds.

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But I've seen people with deep cellars and self-esteems mistake obvious ....

[obvious dreck for something worth $$$, obvious hype for the same, obvious this and obvious that.]

 

I don't suppose that anyone here thinks that money and ego=expertise. Former participants notwithstanding.

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