The Fourth Grand Blind New Year Champagne Tasting

So here it is. Longer and better than ever! 11 wines in the mix: 9 Champagnes (one a £10 bottle), 2 English sparkling wines, all tasted blind on camera. Can Beavington and I spot the cheapie? Can we spot the English wines? Which is our favourite? 53 minutes of viewing pleasure.


9 comments to The Fourth Grand Blind New Year Champagne Tasting

  • Dan McGrew

    Your best one yet. Thanks for sharing these videos. Best wishes for a great new year.

  • Bob Parsons

    Well, that was a fun tasting, great that the UK Nyetimber showed up. Legras is a name we do not see in Canada but we do find the cognac-y GD here of course.
    The Delamotte is one I will check out for sure.

    Bob Alberta

  • Hugh

    We had the Nyetimber 2004 (Majestic) and 2008 (Waitrose), both in the new packaging and label. The 2004 was much much better, I would say 9, compared to a 7 for the 2008. We had 4 bottles of the 2004 and they were consistenly good, but only 1 bottle of the 2008. We also had some Nicolas Feuillatte NV bough from Tesco direct and it was a max 5, and then a bottle of Hardy’s Auz fizz which drove to move on to still wine.

  • Robert

    I liked it! and watched most if not all of it. A couple things that might help make it even more fun for viewers: structure the reveal a bit better – unless a viewer was noting your scores/guesses as you went it was not that clear who guessed/rated what at the end; give us up-close snaps of the bottles to avoid cuvée ambiguity; compete – I think you should score your guesses and see who wins maybe giving Beavington a few points start; keep it <=45mins!

    Happy New Year!

  • Great fun Jamie, well done.

  • Bob Parsons

    I agree with Robert as I too found the unveiling quite confusing and struggled to keep up.
    The numbering of the bottles was also strange imo.


  • Richard

    Yes, what were the top 3?


    It would be great if someone could post up the scores.

  • Raoul

    I would score William 10/10.

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