Round 6.11 – Semi-Final #2 of So You Think You Know Wine

Who will go on to the Finals!

Round 6.11 will determine who will battle it out in the finals. Last time on SYTYKW, John Szabo MS, David Lawrason, and Bruce Wallner were baffled by the South African chenin blanc and tied with one point each. What will happen now? Watch Round 6.11 to find out, as Sara d’Amato, Will Predhomme, and Michael Godel attempt to identify a Napa Chardonnay.

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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.


Sara d’Amato

Sara is a Toronto-based wine consultant, sommelier, wine critic and principal partner with WineAlign. She has worked in cellars both in Niagara and in France, as Sommelier at the Four Seasons Hotel and at the Platinum Club of the Air Canada Centre. She is also a contributor to Chatelaine magazine. Sara is the first and only woman to have won the Grand Award at the prestigious Wine Tasting Challenge.

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.

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

We hope that you enjoy Round 11. 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
Round 9(B): La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014
Round 10 (Semi-Final #1): Spier Vintage Selection Chenin Blanc 2015

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