Monday, January 14, 2008

If you make cheap wine cost more, it tastes better

At least that's what the boys at Stanford say (never heard of such a school, I think it's a made up con run by pimps).

In a study that could make marketing managers and salespeople rub their hands with glee, scientists have used brain-scanning technology to shed new light on the old adage, "You get what you pay for."

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology and Stanford's business school have directly seen that the sensation of pleasantness that people experience when tasting wine is linked directly to its price. And that's true even when, unbeknownst to the test subjects, it's exactly the same Cabernet Sauvignon with a dramatically different price tag.

So if Casarsa was $90, would it taste better? I mean, it IS the best wine out there that no one knows about--watch out Carlo Rossi!


  1. Carlo Rossi IS the finest of wines

  2. I like to play the Wine Game at the store when I buy wine - find whatever's on sale for the most, usually around $3-ish. If you can find something on sale for more, it's a gem! My favorite wines are usually around $10, on sale for $6ish.