Season 6, Round 6: “So, You Think you Know Wine?”

An Elegant Côtes du Rhône

Welcome to Round 6.6 of “So, You Think You Know Wine?” For those of you who are new to the series, this is a blind tasting competition where top wine experts face the daunting task of identifying a wine with no clues as to what is in their glass. For Season 6 we’ve made some changes that are sure to please our viewers. Our host, James Chatto, puts the spotlight back on the wines and the deductive process. You’ll find Season 6 to be not just entertaining but educational as well.

Watch as nine wine experts swirl, sniff, gurgle and spit their way to discovering the grape variety, region, vintage, and price of the wine. Points are awarded and a champion eventually emerges.

So, pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy Round 6.6 as James leads David Lawrason, Michael Godel and Will Predhomme in a blind tasting to identify an elegant Côtes du Rhône.


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In Round 6.5, all three contestants were quite baffled by the Bordeaux. In the end, scores were very low with Sara and Toni tied for first place with one point each. Have a look at the score card below to see how the contestants are doing so far.

The Scoring

The scoring on each wine remains similar to past seasons with 10 points total for Variety, Country, Region, Appellation, Vintage, and Price.

Variety up to 3 points
Country, Region, Appellation up to 4 points
Vintage up to 2 points
Price (within 10% on either side), 1 point

James Chatto

James Chatto has written about food, wine and spirits for 30 years. The author of seven books, he is wine columnist and Senior Editor of the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine.


David Lawrason

David is a principal critic and VP of Wine for WineAlign. He is also co-head judge for the National Wine Awards of Canada and the World Wine Awards of Canada. He is wine columnist for Toronto Life and Ottawa magazine, a WSET instructor with Fine Vintage Ltd, and National Wine Advisor to Gold Medal Plates, a chef competition held in ten cities that raises funds for Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Michael Godel

Michael Godel, a.k.a. “Godello” hung up his 25-year-old chef’s apron in 2013 after joining the team at Toronto’s Barque Smokehouse in March of 2011 as Wine Director and Consultant-At-Large. Godello is now a Wine Critic at and he processes his thoughts about wine, music and pop culture at

Will Predhomme

Will Predhomme is a prominent Canadian Professional Sommelier, beverage business development specialist, and industry liaison. Will’s experience reflects a career based in the beverage alcohol, hospitality, education, government and private sectors. For several years, he was the Senior Sommelier at Canoe Restaurant. Now he teaches WSET courses, is co-producer of Ontario and Oregon-made wines, host of The Globe & Mail Wine Basics videos, and is Managing Director of Predhomme Market Insights. He is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and in 2010 he won the title of Best Ontario Sommelier.

We hope that you enjoy Round 6. As usual, please send your comments to [email protected] and feel free to share this video with your friends and family.

Previously on Season 6 of “So, You Think You Know Wine?”:

Round 1: Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Lot No. 1 Carmenère 2013
Round 2: Henry Of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blanc De Blanc 2011
Round 3: Montalto Pinot Grigio 2015
Round 4: Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Round 5: Chateau Tour Carmail 2011

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