Back in 2001 visitors to wine-pages.com took part in the first ‘Palate Calibration Exercise’. Each person purchased the same wine, tasted it, and rated it using specific criteria. The idea was to calibrate our palates: we would gather the ratings and tasting notes from each participant, compare them, and discover how our assessment of a wine’s quality compared to others’ assessment. The findings were published on wine-pages with some basic statistical analysis to determine averages and so on.
The ‘PCE’ became something of a fixture, but has not been run since 2007. Ten years on seems the perfect time to try the experiment once again…
How to participate
Purchase a bottle of this wine:
Guigal, Côtes-du-Rhône, 2013
The wine is available from Waitrose at £7.99 on special offer until 21st March, in Ocado at £8.24 on special offer, and in Majestic at £13.99 or £10.99 if buying six mixed bottles. There are other sellers both in the UK and internationally, please see the list on wine-searcher.com. This wine has been chosen largely because of its wide UK and international availability.