Season 4, Round 4: “So, You Think you Know Wine?”

Mysterious Malbec

Season 4 of “So, You Think You Know Wine?” is a departure from the previous critic-against-critic challenge of past episodes. 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.

Click here to watch Round #4, or read on for highlights from the last round and a look at today’s teams.

Highlights and Score from Round #3

Last time on SYTYKW, both teams immediately pounced on Italy as the country this wine was made in, but had a bit more trouble identifiying the grape variety.  Bill, Treve and Zoltan of Inglorious Bitters, bounced around on the grape for a while but soon correctly landed on Nebbiolo, while Anthony, Janet, and Rhys of Whole Bunch Pressed  concluded the wine was a Valpolicella made predominantly with the Corvina grape variety.  As Anthony later said, “We should have paid more attention to the vintage, because it’s older, so it sort of led us in a different direction. In the end, Inglorious Bitters rocked the house by just about nailing the Travaglini Gattinara 2007.

The teams debate the characteristics of each wine to come to a consensus as to what they think the wine is and their conclusions are submitted to Amil in writing. Each team then announces their decision and the wine is revealed. The scoring on each wine remains similar to past episodes, with points for Variety, Country, Region, Appellation and Vintage, and a little less emphasis on Price this season. Here’s how the teams stand after 3 rounds:

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Round #4

The teams are now starting to really gel and become more comfortable with each other, but does this help or hinder in this competition?  Do they have too much respect for each other?  Watch the competition progress as Raiders of the Lost AOC face off against The Good, The Bad, and the Blind in this Mysterious Malbec episode.

Pour yourself a glass of wine and Watch Round #4 here.

Raiders of the Lost AOC

John Szabo, MS, Sara d’Amato, and Steve Thurlow of Raiders of the Lost AOC

The Good The Bad and the Blind

David Lawrason, DJ Kearney, and Brad Royale of The Good, the Bad, and the Blind, with referee Amil

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.

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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?”

Espisode 4.1: California Square Russian River Chardonnay

Episode 4.2: Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Episode 4.3:  Travaglini Gattinara


Freixenet Cordon Negro

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