Ever perused the wine list at a restaurant and thought, "Ugh, I don't know where to begin?" You have two thoughts: I don't want to pay too much, but I don't want a crappy wine. You never want to spend too much for an overpriced wine, but surely a higher price means something, right?
NO. This was resoundingly proven at Wine Club last night at our first-ever "blind price test." We each pitched in $10 bucks and our fearless amateur sommelier Erica purchased six wines (three whites and three reds) ranging in price from $2.99 to $27.99. We tried each and wrote down what we thought the price might be. Let's just say we were in for some surprises...Melissa had the best score and she got two right. I missed ALL of them.
So, here were the wines and their prices. I'll put what I THOUGHT their price was and maybe that will tell you something about how good they were.
I forgot to include a picture, but we also tried Yellow Tail's Shiraz and OMG I probably forgot to take a pic because it was so damn good. We all loved its smoothness and it rings up to $3.99!
So, although this should have been clear to all, don't judge a wine by its price (although we all judge by labels!).