Does Expensive Wine Taste Better?

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After more than 6,000 blind tastings in a 2008 study, most people gave expensive wines worse ratings than cheaper ones. Wine experts were an exception—they enjoyed the expensive wines more. However, other research suggests that even their tasting judgment isn't consistent. Wines that do well in one contest often don't win a medal in another, and judges can even contradict their own ratings when presented with the same wine.

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