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Judgments of Paris, Princeton, and Lenox, Part 2

Introduction It was striking in 1976 when Californian wines “sort of” beat French wines in Paris tastings. That tasting was memorialized in George Taber’s great book Judgment of Paris. I say “sort of” because Orley Ashenfelter and Richard Quandt obtained … Continue reading

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The Declining Significance of Wine Tastings

Introduction The Judgment of Paris in 1976, chronicled in George Taber’s book, was the first in a series of widely reported blind tastings. Below, I summarize the findings from those tastings (and my own – less widely reported). I also … Continue reading

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Wine Tastings You Should Try

Introduction Social wine tastings can be fun but also interesting and informative. In what follows, I will suggest a few worth trying. Let’s start with what we know about people’s preferences and move on from there. Considerable economic analysis has … Continue reading

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