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.

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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

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Bottle of wine covered up for a blind taste test
Rosé Wine Tasting

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Upcoming Blind Taste Test Events

The Better Butter

Thursday Dec 9, 17:30-20:30. Sea Point. R300.

In the words of Julia Child, “With enough butter, anything is good.” If you love butter as much as Julia, this is the event for you. In this blind taste test, we attempt to uncover the best-value and best-tasting butters we can find here in Cape Town. We’ll pair the five butters with local bread and enjoy an Ottolenghi-inspired meal together while discussing our findings. Are you up for the test?

What’s included: butter tasting, dinner, red and white wine, sparkling water, great times.

Bagel Schmagel

Saturday Dec 11, 13:00-16:00. Sea Point. R200.

Think every bagel is the same? Think again. In this blind taste test, we taste some of Cape Town’s finest bagels to see which we prefer (if any?) and find out what makes our bagel taste buds tick. We’ll have the classic spreads and toppings (think smoked salmon, cream cheese, etc.), drinks, and a local bagel expert to help guide the conversation.

What’s included: bagels, spreads, sides, drinks, and fun times.

It’s All About The Cheddar

Dec 15, 17:00-19:00. Sea Point. R250.

Are you a turophile? A connoisseur or lover of cheese? If so, this is the event for you. We blind taste six mature cheddars from various supermarkets here in Cape Town to discover if and how price and branding change our preferences. We’ll nibble on homemade appetizers while we discuss our findings. Feel free to bring an alcoholic drink of your choice to compliment the tasting!

What’s included: cheddar cheese tasting, appetizers, sparkling water, and lots of cheesiness.

Do You Know Pinot?

Dec 22, 17:00-21:00. Sea Point. R400.

Pinot Noir is a tricky but delicious and complex Burgundy grape that grows best in cool climates. In this tasting, we taste six Pinot Noirs from different Western Cape wine-producing regions while digging into a Middle-eastern inspired dinner.

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

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Event Sign-Up Form

We want a great group of like-minded people at each event so please sign-up and tell us a little about yourself and why you want to participate. To provide the best experience, we limit our events to 10 guests. Once we review your registration, we’ll let you know if a spot is available.

To confirm, you’ll be required to RSVP by email within 48 hours. You won’t be required to pay up front but please bring cash to the event. And, please only confirm if you can commit.

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Do you have an idea for a future blind taste test? Send me an email!