People can’t tell the difference between wine

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 6, 2016, 12:48 am IST
Updated Apr 6, 2016, 12:48 am IST
They described the expensive wine in a variety of colourful ways: “It tastes kind of cheap” and “It’s really bad”.
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It’s not as simple as white and red: there’s an entire language invented to talk about wine, like body, and scent, and aficionados will use zesty and earthy and unctuous as taste descriptions. So, what happens when YouTube duo AsapTHOUGHT gets people to taste wine, but mix up the expensive one and the cheap knock-off that usually hangs out at the discounted section?

It turns out your posh uncle probably doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
In the first test, the participants were given a glass of expensive white wine (Bourgogne Chardonnay) and a glass of cheap white wine (Santa Carolina).
They described the expensive wine (not knowing it was the expensive one) in a variety of colourful ways: “It tastes kind of cheap” and “It’s really bad”, also, “Smells more like pee”.

 

When it was established that they didn’t know the difference between cheap wine and pricey wine, the second test was made easier. Ok, so can they tell the difference between white wine and red wine? Red food colouring was used to change the colour of white wine, and participants were asked to identify the “expensive red wine”. Surely it’s easier now: which one is the expensive one? One said: “That one is so smooth after the white,” (wrong), “Smells like normal red wine”, (it was white), “I would guess a Pinot Noir” (wrong again). And when they were told it was actually white wine, they could not believe it.
                
— Source: www.i100.independent.co.uk

 

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