Round 8 – Semi Final #2: “So, You Think You Know Wine?”
Will they Crack Under Pressure in the Second Semi-Final?
Watch the competition progress as the first place Inglorious Bitters take on the fourth place Whole Bunch Press in the second of two semi-final rounds. Pour yourself a glass of wine and watch to see which team will move forward to the final round to battle it out against The Raiders of the Lost AOC.
Click here to watch Round #8 – Semi Final #2, or read on for highlights from the last round.
Highlights and Score from Round #7
Last time on SYTYKW, The Good, The Bad, and The Blind faced the Raiders of the Lost AOC in the first semi-final round. The Good, The Bad, and The Blind immediately jumped on South Africa as the country the wine came from. At one point, they almost wavered but decided to stick with their first impressions. “Go with the guts…and the liver…,” they said. Their final answer was a 2008 Syrah from South Africa because of the “classic, wonderful, iodiny, smoky, meaty notes” to The Chocolate Block 2010.
Raiders of the Lost AOC also quickly concluded that the wine was South African. They guessed that the wine was a Shiraz, Cab, Pinotage blend with Shiraz as the dominant grape “because of the peppery notes, and the coffee, and the chocolate.” While both teams were very close in their guesses, the Raiders of the Lost AOC pulled ahead by one point because they were closer on the vintage.
The scoring remains the same as past episodes, with points for Variety, Country, Region, Appellation and Vintage, and a little less emphasis on Price this season. After 6 rounds the totals are in and the Semi Final match-ups have been set:
For those of you new to our video series, “So, You Think You Know Wine?”, we have saved all previous episodes under the Video tab. Season 4 is a departure from the previous critic-against-critic challenge of past seasons. This time the competition has a game show/family feud feel with tasters battling against each other in teams, rather than individually. As always, the competitors have the daunting challenge of identifying the wine with only their nose, eyes, and palate – no other clues are given.
We hope that you find this new format entertaining and that you have as much fun watching as we did filming. As usual, please send your comments to [email protected] and feel free to share this video with your friends and family.
Special thanks to our glassware sponsor, Schott Zwiesel, for their beautiful glasses and carafes used during filming.
Previously on “So, You Think You Know Wine?”