Season 6, Round 3: “So, You Think you Know Wine?”

Plucking Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Welcome to Round 3 of “So, You Think You Know Wine?” For Season 6 we’ve made some changes that are sure to please our viewers. Our new host, the esteemed 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, with no clues as to what the wine is in their glass, 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 3 as James leads Toni Weber, Michael Godel, and Bruce Wallner in a blind tasting to identify an Italian Pinot Grigio. And remember, sometimes it’s best to go with your first instinct!

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Last time, the scores were low as the contestants had difficulty pinpointing the country and region that the traditional method sparkling wine came from. Steve Thurlow and Will Predhomme ended up tied for first place with only 2 points each. Here are the scores after Round 2:


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.


Toni Weber

Toni Weber has spent the last decade working in some of the cities top restaurants.  She is currently pulling corks and helping to build the wine program at alo Restaurant in downtown Toronto, while also studying to write the Advanced Sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers.


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


Bruce Wallner, MS

Bruce Wallner was certified as Master Sommelier in London in November 2009. He has served as Chef Sommelier at luxury properties around the world and as the official Sommelier trainer for Team Canada. Bruce’s time is now carefully shared between his young family and The SOMMELIER FACTORY, where keen Sommeliers and curious wine drinkers meet to learn and taste.


We hope that you enjoy Round 3. 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

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