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The impact of setting on wine tasting experiments: Do blind tastings reflect the real-life enjoyment of wine?

G Lewis, S Charters, B Lecat, T Zalan, MMG Wolf

International Journal of Wine Business Research | Emerald | Published : 2019


Purpose: Tasting experiments involving willingness to pay (WTP) have grown over the past few years; however, most of them occur in formal wine-tasting conditions, removed from real-world experience. This study aims to conduct experiments on wine appreciation and willingness to pay in both settings, to allow a comparison of how tasters reached conclusions in different situations. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted two sets of experiments in Dijon, France, with knowledgeable wine drinkers, in 2014 and in 2016, to explore the relationship between wine ratings, WTP and objective characteristics (appellation, labelling and price). The first was in a formal wine-tasting setting (n ..

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