Wine judges


I’ll never know how some people can identify wine blindly like everything about them, even place a wine in a year, like, have you seen isles and isles of wine and that’s just a fraction of all the wines in the world, I couldn’t even remember that many different people.

I was a judge in a wine competition recently, and the lead judge for our panel was one of these people. “I know this wine,” he’d say, and then name a wine. We were tasting blind, of course, but at the end, we asked for the ID on a couple of the wines he called out and sure enough, he had them right. Blew us away.