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Blind Tasters Can't Tell Cheap From Expensive Wines


First Posted: 04/16/11 03:48 PM ET Updated: 06/16/11 06:12 AM ET

People can't tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine, says psychologist Richard Wiseman after conducting a survey of 578 drinkers at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, reports The Guardian. The participants sampled a variety of red and white wines in a blind taste test with prices ranging from about $6 to $50. The results concluded that people could only tell the difference between cheap and expensive white wines 53% of the time, and 47% of the time for red wines.
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