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The Wine Trials

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  9 reviews
6,000 glasses of evidence that will change the way you buy wine: Hide the label...and the truth comes out. Acclaimed Fearless Critic Robin Goldstein has gone around the country serving 6,000 glasses of wine from brown paper bags to experts and everyday wine drinkers around America. Here, in print for the first time, are the shocking results, including full-page reviews of ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Fearless Critic Media
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May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I highly recommend this to any wine drinker - of the casual and of the upturned nose type. Some interesting psychology at work in tasting wines in a social setting. This is my new favorite wine book. I am excited because I have not tried many of these. I read the 2008 version. I'd love a similar take on beer tasting. There is a great book on tasting food with categories that would be fun for anyone on a budget. OnceI find it in the lsit I will rate it. Can't remember the title.
Dec 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Nice; I like wine, I like science. Combine the two and I'm a happy man. This is a book about truly double-blind tastings of wines, and it confirms my belief that you can find great, relatively cheap wines -- and in fact, some of my personal favorites are on their list of 100 great value wines. Quick and easy read.
Mar 02, 2011 rated it liked it
This book had some good, insightful information for anyone who wants to learn a little more about wines, before going out to do wine tasting #2, or 3...

It's a little old (2008), ranked some wines that we can find and drink, but the rock bottom line is the year of the wines; the book ranks 2003, '04, and '05+ wines that are very hard to come by these days.
May 13, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Can you give a book no stars!? This is the shittiest wine book ever written. I have been in the wine business for 20 years and I can't stand this book. If you want my full review e-mail me at:
Jul 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people wanting to learn more about wine, and why we value pricey wine more than cheap wine.
I'm almost done with this book and learned a lot about wine, and about human perception of what tastes good. The first few chapters cite lots of studies and statistics, and show how silly we are in determining what tastes best.
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May 03, 2009 rated it liked it
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Delicious and cheap wines?! A must have for my kitchen library.
Oct 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Quick read gives good cheap wine recommendations.
Jan 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Wine dorks unite. This is one for anyone looking for an excuse to pay less for wine. Easy short read with a great reference of 100 great cheap wines.
Mar 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, may
Very clever -- and worth the purchase price if you are a wine drinker!
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Robin was born in 1961 a stone's throw away from the rapidly developing metropolis of Rotterdam in the little village of Maassluis (the Netherlands). After his studies in Cultural Sciences (entrepreneurship), history & archeology in Biblical countries, Robin was posted to Lebanon as an UNIFIL soldier. Shortly afterwards, he applied for a career in the French Foreign Legion for more than five years ...more

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