“So, You Think You Know Wine?” Episode 3.2
WineAlign is pleased to present Episode 3.2 of “So, You Think You Know Wine?”
Season 3 showcases some of Canada’s most widely recognized, award-winning sommeliers and wine critics. WineAlign’s own David Lawrason, Sara d’Amato, Steve Thurlow and Master Sommelier John Szabo are joined and challenged by Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether, Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner, Zoltan Szabo (Sommelier at Trump Tower), William Predhomme (Sommelier at Canoe) and Bill Zacharkiw (Montreal Gazette).
Our critics have to rely on skill and talent as they use their nose, eyes and palette to identify the flavours, aromas and general characteristics of a wine to correctly determine five elements about the wine. For a wine critic, a blind taste test is the ultimate challenge.
Welcome Division “B”
The new episode is posted and ready to go, so pour yourself a glass of wine and tune in here: Episode 3.2
In this second espisode, we welcome Division ‘B’. Sara d’Amato is a familiar face on WineAlign and she returns this season to face off against Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner and Montreal Gazette wine writer Bill Zacharkiw. So how will this turn out? Will it be men vs. women or Ontario vs. Quebec?
Recap and Scorecard
In Episode 3.1, Division ‘A’ contestants John, Steve and Will got off to a great start by correctly identifying grape variety, country and vintage of the 2009 Quails Gate Chardonnay. No one pegged it to be from British Columbia however, so maximum points were left on the table. In the end, the deciding factor came down to price, with Steve picking up the most points in that category.
Here’s how the score sits after Episode 3.1:
There’s more to come
Additional episodes of “So, You Think You Know Wine?” will be posted on WineAlign over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them and encourage you to share them with your friends.
Past Episodes are always available under Videos within the Discuss tab on the WineAlign Home page.