The Wine Trials is the essential under-$15 wine guide that shook the wine world to its core by proving that in brown-bag blind tastings, people actually preferred cheaper wines to more expensive ones.
It all began as a blind tasting academic experiment: Could everyday wine drinkers tell the difference between cheap wine and expensive wine? When the group published its paper showing that they couldn't, the wine world lit up with controversy. The Wine Trials 2011, by Robin Goldstein and Alexis Herschkowitsch, is the brand-new third edition of the book that grew out of this experiment--the book that challenged the wine establishment and revealed the widely available wines under $15 that beat out wines costing up to ten times their price in blind tastings.
The 2011 edition is the biggest and most informative yet, with full-page reviews of 175 all-new wines for 2010, based on completely new blind tastings of the latest vintages, with a special focus on up-and-coming value wine regions like Portugal and Greece. Each review includes a cheeky, unpretentious discussion of each wine's flavors and aromas, and a photo of the bottle for easy identification.