Settle debates, make friends, and refine your palette.

In a blind taste test, we remove packaging and price tags to taste a food or drink product on their own, without bias. Find out just how influenced you are by price, branding, and marketing, and be pleasantly surprised with your discoveries.

Blind Taste Test Events

We bring together a group of strangers, one culinary expert (baker, somm, barista, cheese-maker, etc.), and blind taste test one food or drink for a unique and awesome culinary experience.

The goal is to discover something new and talk with open-minded strangers in a relaxed and inviting environment.

If you’re interested in joining one of our events this summer in Cape Town, read on! And if you’re interested in planning your own blind taste test with friends, check out this post for creative ideas on what to taste.

Evening shot of a rose blind taste test event in Cape Town
Rosé Wine Tasting

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Emma talking at a blind taste test event.
Second Degree Dinner

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Chris and Adrian chatting about taste tests
Vertical Wine Tasting

Photo by Koy Collins
Bottle of wine covered up for a blind taste test
Rosé Wine Tasting

Photo by Nicole

Upcoming Blind Taste Test Events

Chocolate Ice Cream

Monday Jan 24, 18:00-20:30. Sea Point. R150.

Your week’s about to get a whole lot sweeter. In this blind taste test, we’ll taste and compare chocolate ice cream from some of Cape Town’s top ice cream makers alongside a couple of common supermarket brands. I’ll have tapas for everyone to nibble on before we get into the chocolate tasting and plenty of Sea Point’s finest tap water to cleanse our palettes. Bring a friend and start your week off with a bang.

What’s included: appetizers, still and sparkling water, chocolate ice cream tasting.

What to bring: good vibes and something alcoholic to drink (if you want).

Pinot Noir

Thursday Jan 27, 17:00-21:00. Sea Point. R400.

Pinot Noir is a tricky and delicious Burgundy grape that grows best in cool climates. It’s hot here in South Africa but pockets of the Western Cape produce some really delicious Pinots. In this tasting, we’ll taste and compare some of them and indulge in a Middle-eastern inspired dinner.

What’s included: welcome drink, appetizers, pinot noir tasting, and dinner.

What to bring: an appetite and an open mind.

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To provide the best experience, I limit these events to 10 guests. Please only sign-up if you can make it. Fill out the form below and I’ll confirm your spot within 24 hours. Have a question? Email me!

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Can’t attend? No sweat. Plan your own!

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