Neither Snow nor Rain … nor Pandemic

Keeping the blind-tasting faith alive during a global pandemic

Neither Snow nor Rain … nor Pandemic
Senior editor Bruce Sanderson. (David Yellen)
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue

Conducting blind tastings is at the core of Wine Spector’s operations. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, closing offices and complicating the delivery of wines, tasting wines for review became a constant challenge. Putting in a lot of extra effort—and miles, the publication's tasters and tasting coordinators ensured that a diverse range of 11,000 wines was reviewed in 2020. Senior editor Bruce Sanderson details how they did it.

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