Blind tasting wine is a deductive process. You see, swirl, smell and sip to determine both what it is, and what it is not. In this case, the slightly limpid color fading to orange at the rim, the forward red cherry fruit, cardamom spice, and satin-y tannin were great giveaways to the wine’s varietal, region and even vintage. Watch along and see if you can figure it out the way John did. Why the shades? It’s the Caribbean, mon! Not everyone blind tastes wine at the beach but hey, everything’s better at the beach. Visit the Rochioli website for more info.