Tasting 2002 champagnes blind


See also 2002 champagnes and other fizzes.

One thing I find very difficult, as really astute visitors to this website may have noticed, is to host a tasting and also give the wines shown the attention they deserve. (Those planning to attend tomorrow night’s wine tasting in aid of Cancer Research UK in Hampshire are hereby warned.) It’s a question of giving priority to keeping the pace and patter going and forfeiting those moments of deep concentration that any decent assessment requires. This is a particular problem when the tasting is blind, and when it is also necessary to...