Tuesday, 06 February 2024 15:25

The Blind Tasting

Written by  Staff Reporters
Emma Jenkins MW Emma Jenkins MW

Following each New Zealand Winegrowers Blind Tasting, Lead Panellist Emma Jenkins MW produces a Varietal Summary doument detailing the 'state of play' across our varieties - encompassing varietal development and trends, as well as regional, subregional, vintage and stylistic themes.

In 2023, The Blind Tasting spanned 987 wines across 37 regions.

It was a comprehensive lineup of our industry's wine list and an unparalleled opportunity to produce an annual summary.

For wineries that submit wines to The Blind Tasting, individual results can read in conjunction with these varietal summaries can provide a guide on how each wine was received amongst those evaluated, including additional information on the lowest, highest and average scores.

There is also explanatory information on how the wines are tasted, and how the process differs from that of a traditional wine show.


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