Wine Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Wine | Price Points | Epicurious

  • Published on Mar 14, 2019
  • In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenges wine expert Belinda Chang to guess which one of two wines is more expensive. Belinda breaks down sparkling, white, red, rosé and port wines and then gives her professional opinion!
    Belinda is a "James Beard Award-winning Wine Director and Wine Writer". You could call her a sommelier, but she doesn't really care for the term.
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  • Jack Roberts
    Jack Roberts 6 hours ago

    who opens a sparkling wine using a napkin ! i need to see what im doing what is the point of the napkin ??? it will only hinder your vision of what you are doing.

  • F F
    F F 7 hours ago

    *Slaps and fondles goon bag creating ripples*
    "This be the finest booze ye can buy"

  • Rebecca Raab
    Rebecca Raab 8 hours ago

    I want to take her home with me

  • fina
    fina 9 hours ago

    She's so cute

  • Beau Halliday
    Beau Halliday 9 hours ago

    Wouldn’t expect any less knowledge from B E L I N D A

  • Nick Doe
    Nick Doe 10 hours ago

    You're a joy to watch - you'd be a great teacher - :D

  • silekebileke
    silekebileke 10 hours ago

    7:52 Me everytime I win an argument

  • Lord Bolton
    Lord Bolton 13 hours ago +1

    Lol a Chinese wine expert. Give me a break.

  • Pugsley
    Pugsley 15 hours ago

    Aah this wine is a fine wine, the aroma is a fine..... Oh, it's milk.

  • mixxdup
    mixxdup 17 hours ago

    7:52 my eternal mood

  • Sami Prakash
    Sami Prakash 18 hours ago

    omfg i love her an anticapitalist queen who stans a cheap wine

  • Peter and Yen
    Peter and Yen 18 hours ago +1

    Wow each episode of these I watch, I gain +1 Intelligence.

  • Bob the Slacker
    Bob the Slacker 19 hours ago

    She had a 50/50 chance. Instead of sucking to add air to the wine she should do jumping jacks as it'll also work out some of the sugar from all that tasting.

  • james9996
    james9996 21 hour ago

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 she is Full of......!
    Dont show her the bottle just serve her, she will be lost. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Oliver Dickson
    Oliver Dickson 22 hours ago

    Shes very nice and clearly knows what shes talking about, but is it just me who finds her more than a little condescending?

  • Honig Son
    Honig Son 23 hours ago

    just silly

  • Justin Hawthorne
    Justin Hawthorne 23 hours ago

    We’ve all been waiting for this one.

  • heyandy x
    heyandy x Day ago

    Corndog expert guesses cheap vs. expensive corndog

  • CapnTates
    CapnTates Day ago +6

    What's with the napkin? Just point the bottle at your least favourite family member.

  • Sergio Carchedi
    Sergio Carchedi Day ago

    This was great, but I was hoping for wines that had closer price points... Would've been harder for her to figure out.

  • Eddy Stronger
    Eddy Stronger Day ago

    *Got drunk for watching this vídeo.* 😖🍷

  • Patricia Bauer
    Patricia Bauer Day ago

    When she was talking about the red wine tasting like strawberry pie it reminds me of that gum that was a 3 course meal in willy Wonka

  • DHMunroe
    DHMunroe Day ago

    She's like the Sherlock Holmes of wines! 😲

  • Arturo correa
    Arturo correa Day ago

    Can you do tequila next

  • Linen Gray
    Linen Gray Day ago

    Please tell us which brands you are tasting.

  • Beejay Swifter
    Beejay Swifter Day ago

    My only complaint is that we don't get to see labels/brands. I'd love to know what these are so I could buy them. ;) I understand why they don't do that, but I wish...

  • Ralph Evangelista
    Ralph Evangelista Day ago +3

    8:16 She probably noticed the benefits of canned wine almost immediately when picking it up, like feeling more active, gesturing with the hands, and not feeling restricted. I mean if it was in a wine glass she'd be spilling wine all over the goddamn place

  • Bill Ballsack
    Bill Ballsack Day ago

    Her mustache is magnificent

  • Hannah Newstead
    Hannah Newstead Day ago +8

    shocked by lack of pretentiousness just straight up knowledge, love her!

  • 硅谷密谈 Inside Silicon Valley

    Why can't wine experts test wine like how people normally drink it? No one does this sucking thing after the wine is already in their mouth.

  • Shawn M
    Shawn M Day ago

    What a dumb video. Make it a blind taste test. See if they can identify cheap vs expensive just by taste, because they can't. It's been proven that "Wine experts" cant identify wine by taste.

  • wuziq
    wuziq Day ago

    how is bottled vs canned even fair?

  • Phil Larkin
    Phil Larkin Day ago


  • john_blaze39
    john_blaze39 Day ago

    Wow, this lady is amazing

  • random dude
    random dude Day ago +1

    finally a wine expert that isn't " this peasant juice is too peasant for my refined non peasant taste"

  • MSzi
    MSzi Day ago +1

    asian wine expert? this is definitely new for me :D

    • CeeCee Nunya
      CeeCee Nunya Day ago +1

      Wine experts are international, babyeee!!!!

  • Giuliano De La Penna

    Expert Expert Guesses Amateur Vs Expert Expert

  • Tyler Mitchell
    Tyler Mitchell Day ago

    She makes me so happy! She is so passionate about wine and it makes me happy! I hope she writes a book about wine, because I would totally love to read a book from her.

  • yamakarasu
    yamakarasu Day ago

    She needs her own TVclip channel because I would subscribe in an instant.

  • HardtechnoVictim

    thought swirling is just for red wine

    • CeeCee Nunya
      CeeCee Nunya Day ago

      I thought so too, but I guess that makes sense to give both reds a d white wines aeration. Cheers, mate! 🍷

  • Michael Duvic
    Michael Duvic Day ago


  • Elle Rose
    Elle Rose Day ago

    is it me or is her face too big for her head ?

  • Maxwin 87
    Maxwin 87 Day ago

    Talk more

  • Estelle Tracy
    Estelle Tracy Day ago

    Excellent video, I learned sooo much!

  • Zen Mate
    Zen Mate Day ago

    Yes that's all good advice. Can you try to guess the difference between a $50 bottle and $200 one?

  • Yuge Wall
    Yuge Wall Day ago

    Where’s the Wild Irish Rose??

    MARC LOST Day ago

    I need someone like her around when I go wine tasting

  • Charlie FunBoy
    Charlie FunBoy 2 days ago +1

    She needs to talk to a scientist and learn about adding oxygen to a liquid.

  • Charlie FunBoy
    Charlie FunBoy 2 days ago +1

    Lol, spinning the wine in the glass does NOT add air... OMG. And moleculars are not enhanced by spinning the wine... where do people come up with this crap. I teach and my students had a good laugh, thanks

    VANNIVEZ 2 days ago +1

    Cheese burger Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Cheese Burgers

  • Charlie FunBoy
    Charlie FunBoy 2 days ago +1

    Why does the napkin have to be black?

  • Akemi M.
    Akemi M. 2 days ago

    this woman is so cute! it's clear she loves what she does

  • Jama Monar
    Jama Monar 2 days ago

    OMG She is sooooo adorable, I want to hug her badlyyyyyyy

  • Melissa Bojorquez
    Melissa Bojorquez 2 days ago

    When you work at a store that sells wine and you can identify the rose based on the bottle >>>>>>>

  • Pat Richards
    Pat Richards 2 days ago

    Ugh, why do we have experts in everything we don't need? Shut up and drink whatever you like.

  • PsyhicPanda HS
    PsyhicPanda HS 2 days ago

    i love how daily wine is a thing

  • Pedro Gustavo
    Pedro Gustavo 2 days ago

    Dark glass = more expensive " Bumm !!! nailed it"

  • DJ Chill Will
    DJ Chill Will 2 days ago

    :53 that's no fun! Let that cork fly!

  • Lucy Miller
    Lucy Miller 2 days ago


  • Rachel Wynder
    Rachel Wynder 2 days ago


  • Edgar Gfs
    Edgar Gfs 2 days ago

    just drink it woman, i wanna see her drunk

  • MTL Minds Media
    MTL Minds Media 2 days ago

    Expensive vs Cheap Cigars

  • awkaylamay
    awkaylamay 2 days ago

    This might be a stupid question but how can you taste cocoa, blackberry, raspberry, plum and spices etc. from just a grape?

    • Tony Nguyen
      Tony Nguyen 2 days ago

      It's the same thing for whiskys and other spirits brewed/stored in casks. Flavors develop over time depending on the climate it's in, the container it's stored in (diff types of wood), and other things grown around it. Not a wine expert, but I'm pretty sure that's the case.

  • Benjamin Alexandre
    Benjamin Alexandre 2 days ago

    Don't want to be judgefull but, red wine in can is sacrilege.

  • Corley Whamster
    Corley Whamster 2 days ago +1

    Let me know if you need a porn expert.

  • CheesecakeLasagna
    CheesecakeLasagna 2 days ago +45

    I was about to make a "You're not a wine expert, Martha. You're an alcoholic." but she's pretty legit.

  • Edison Zheng / ReveluvEdy

    “It has a nice length”

  • Anxiolytic
    Anxiolytic 2 days ago

    I know I'm a week late but whoa! I heard that "all" wine experts were kinda all BS so I was really shocked to find this girl so accurate and give great tips. I'm not really a drinker at all but after hearing the "we gave people the same wine and told them one was more pricey and they just assumed it said it was better with notes of blah-blah," I am pleasantly surprised. :D

  • A
    A 2 days ago

    wow that's actually very informative

  • Karate Kid
    Karate Kid 2 days ago

    I feel like punching her in my head but I can't cause she's a female.

  • tokinGLX
    tokinGLX 2 days ago

    she is that person who is literally everyones friend because of how personable and delightful she is. also because of spare wine cans in the purse!

  • muinaiset
    muinaiset 2 days ago

    The constant smile is a little unnerving.

  • T Morgan
    T Morgan 2 days ago

    I am not so interested in the experts choices as to the cheaper vs the expensive wine. I think in most of these unless something goes terribly wrong they can pick the product that has more time and money put into it. But, I love some of the tips and just the way they go through their tastings as well as some of the things to look for so you can grow your food experiences. As the comments have said tge personalities they have on the videos are great.

  • Vikki G
    Vikki G 2 days ago +3

    why do i want to take a herbology class with her as she holds her position as head of hufflepuff house

  • Michael Lyons
    Michael Lyons 2 days ago

    0:32 Nope. What you need instead of the black napkin is a saber. You then slash the cork off the top Alton Brown style.

  • Denise Herrera
    Denise Herrera 2 days ago

    Can we get a list of which wines were tasted? 🥂🍾

  • NewGoldStandard
    NewGoldStandard 2 days ago +4

    Usually these challenges are between two wines/beers/etc. near the same price point. A $90 bottle vs. a $9 bottle? Weak.

  • Fr0zen
    Fr0zen 2 days ago

    kinda boring if they always get it right and strangely it seems that a lot of other wine experts do have trouble differentiating between expensive and cheap wines.

  • Jennifer Foster
    Jennifer Foster 2 days ago


  • Ghost Medic
    Ghost Medic 2 days ago

    Honestly if you think about all the time it took for the plants to grow, produce grapes, process them, make bottles, package, the labor involved etc, $9 is a steal.

  • SyMa X
    SyMa X 3 days ago

    As somebody who is a "wine expert" i excpected a smug frenchman but i got a delightful woman who knows what she is doing.

  • John Moore
    John Moore 3 days ago +8

    9:09 Cracking a cold wine with the bois

  • John Moore
    John Moore 3 days ago +1

    I'm not trying to be mean but doesn't it kinda seem like she naturally has that Snapchat filter on her face lol

  • KaylaChibb
    KaylaChibb 3 days ago

    I just want to know what the wines are bc I'm ready to drink some of these based off of descriptions

  • Schaddn
    Schaddn 3 days ago +3

    "for every day drinking"
    I feel called out :(

  • Triumph City
    Triumph City 3 days ago

    Wow! Surprise! Canned wine is cheaper than actual bottled! How did she know?

  • Hugin N Munin
    Hugin N Munin 3 days ago

    I think it's adorable that she's super-positive about can-wine. But I bet she's never played 'Goon of Fortune'

  • rice_w1n
    rice_w1n 3 days ago +6

    "yay I get to keep my job"

  • The Mole
    The Mole 3 days ago

    basically the cheap wine is for normal drunks the expensive is for the overclass drunks

  • Buff Wife
    Buff Wife 3 days ago +2

    why is nobody talking about the mouthfeel?

  • 7evenb
    7evenb 3 days ago

    Sounds like a lotta HOOPLA

  • Carmen A. Esposito
    Carmen A. Esposito 3 days ago

    I would love to meet her! She made watching a wine expert so enjoyable!!

  • Cabal Paxiarch
    Cabal Paxiarch 3 days ago

    How awesome would it be if the canned wine was more expensive? As it is, that part was so predictable.

  • Christina Argentum
    Christina Argentum 3 days ago

    Next up, whine expert

  • Andrew Mattar
    Andrew Mattar 3 days ago

    Finally the wine episode i was waiting for.
    And, just like every other episodes in this series, when it ends, I feel like "Noooo.... I want more, there is so much more to talk about!" I never want it to end. Great job!

  • TheDaringPastry1313
    TheDaringPastry1313 3 days ago

    Okay, so this woman made me believe that people can tell the difference between cheap and expensive wines. I've seen so many physiological studies where they put expensive wine in a cheap bottle or the other way around and it confuses "wine experts". This woman 100% made me a believer in a true wine expert. I don't think you could trick her in a blind taste test or bottle swap test.

  • TheDaringPastry1313
    TheDaringPastry1313 3 days ago

    **takes drink** **slurp noise**

  • Levi C
    Levi C 3 days ago +1

    shout out to whoever made the pretty background art

  • TheDaringPastry1313
    TheDaringPastry1313 3 days ago

    I really like the artwork on the chalkboard as well. Very nice

  • Comrade Dan
    Comrade Dan 3 days ago

    How are those bottles like mirrors? Can your propmaster do a Behind-The-Scenes? They're gorgeous!