Round 6.9(B): “So, You Think you Know Wine?”

The Truth in a Tie-Breaker

Well, we thought nine rounds would determine which six contestants would advance to the semi-finals, but we were wrong! Only five of the six semi-finalists have been established. Bruce Wallner, Will Predhomme, David Lawrason, Sara d’Amato, and Michael Godel will be moving on to the semi-finals. After nine challenging rounds, Toni Weber and John Szabo have tied for sixth place. So we had to squeeze in a sudden death tie-breaker round. Have a look at the score card below to see the contestants’ rankings.

Pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy Round 6.9(B) as Toni and John duel it out to see who will advance to the semi-finals.

Round 6.9(B)

Click the image above or here to watch Round 9(B).

In the last round, Round 6.9, all three contestants guessed that the grape was a shiraz, but Toni really boosted her score with a perfect 10 points when she correctly guessed everything about the wine. David was a close second with an almost perfect score of 9 points.

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 Toronto’s 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.

Toni Weber

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

We hope that you enjoy Round 9(B). 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
Round 7: Matua Pinot Gris 2015
Round 8: Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Round 9: Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro 2014

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