If you are wine expert in easy striking distance of central London, then there’s an experiment taking place on expert wine tasting and social interactions being run the University of London Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes). The goal of the experiment is to examine how people resolve uncertainty when they are tasting, and it is organised by Professors Barry Smith and Ophelia Deroy.
They are both wine lovers and are serious people, so this is not one of those experiments looking to debunk wine tasting as a serious practice. They are looking for people with some demonstrated expertise, such as MWs, critics, sommeliers. The tasting is likely to take place at the end of this month and will involve blind tasting 36 wines selected in association with sommelier Isa Bal (Fat Duck).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested