France triumphs once again at world blind tasting contest

Friday October 23 2020 by Vitisphere

This is France’s third victory since 2012. This is France’s third victory since 2012. - Photo credit : DR

On Saturday 10 October at Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac-Léognan, the French blind tasting team agreed to put its world championship title on the line once again. Psychoanalyst Eric Bordas, air traffic controllers Emmanuel Oliver and Christophe Boyet and wine shipper François Breteau, coached by retired school teacher Vincent Mercier, matched their 2019 feat, once again topping the podium, ahead of the Chinese. The Swedish and Finnish teams came joint third.

This is the first time a team has won the world blind tasting championship twice in a row, and it is France's third victory in eight events. The twenty or so competing teams first had to recognise the main grape variety in the blend, the producer country, the vintage, the appellation, the producer and the names of twelve wines.

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(withheld as unimportant) 23 october 2020 - 22:11:52
Congratulations to the French Team. Their feat might be much more generally impressive (or reveal the level of difficulty in such a contest) if the list of wines was included, along with which categories on each were correctly answered by the winning team..
(withheld as unimportant) 23 october 2020 - 22:12:52
Congratulations to the French Team. Their feat might be much more generally impressive (or reveal the level of difficulty in such a contest) if the list of wines was included, along with which categories on each were correctly answered by the winning team..
Bill Walters 24 october 2020 - 00:15:34
Was the United States of America represented
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