Season 6, Round 7: “So, You Think you Know Wine?”

Apples, Apples, Apples, and Bitterness

Welcome to Round 6.7 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 6.7 as James leads John Szabo MS, Michael Godel and Julie Garton in a blind tasting to identify a puzzling pinot gris.

Round 6.7

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In Round 6.6 there were high scores all around the table. In the end, Will won the round with an almost perfect score of 9 points. 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.


John Szabo MS

John is Canada’s first Master Sommelier. He’s a partner and principal critic for WineAlign and authors the bi-monthly Vintages Preview. John is wine editor for Toronto’s CityBites Magazine and is the author of Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies and the newly published Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power. John also designs wine programs, teaches, speaks, judges and travels around the world, and to round out his experience and get closer to the land, he also owns a small vineyard in Eger, Hungary, the J&J Eger Wine Co.

John Szabo MS

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

Michael Godel

Julie Garton

Julie (Jules) is a certified Sommelier through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently an Advanced Candidate with the Court. She is a Manager and Sommelier at The Oxley and also runs the wine programs at The Queen & Beaver and The Wickson Social. She teaches Wine Education at George Brown College for the Wine Specialist Certificate.

Julie Garton

We hope that you enjoy Round 7. 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
Round 6: Ogier Héritages Côtes Du Rhône 2014

Special thanks to our sponsors Balderson CheeseZalto glassware and the Wine Academy.