TIME's Board of Oenologists: Showdown in the Battle of the Bottles

TIME's Board of Oenologists

IN wines as in art, taste is largely a matter of taste: one person's wine may be another's vinegar. Yet there are at least some widely accepted standards of excellence. To help determine the relative merits of some select wines, TIME's editors gathered connoisseurs of food, drink and other good things in life for a battle of the bottles. The TIME Board of Oenologists met in Manhattan for a comparative tasting of 16 wines—four from France and twelve from California. The board members:

FRANK SCHOONMAKER, dealer in imported wines, author (Encyclopedia of Wine, The Wines of Germany), and...

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