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Tasting wine blind is an eternal source of fascination for those not in the industry and an eternal source of pain for those in the industry taking exams. There’s a great episode of the 90s sitcom Frasier in which Frasier and his brother Niles compete in a blind tasting to become the “Corkmaster” of their local wine club. It’s very funny because it sends up the pomposity of blind tasting, but it’s not necessarily that realistic (which of course isn’t the point)—so how do blind tastings work in reality? In educational terms, that depends on the approach of different organizations....

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