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Tasters' bias in wine guides' quality evaluations

Stefano Castriota, Daniele Curzi and Marco Delmastro ()

Applied Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 20, issue 12, 1174-1177

Abstract: Using a new database on Italian wines rated by the Guida dei Vini di Veronelli from 2004 to 2009, we show that the tasters' quality evaluations are affected by two sources of personal bias, namely generosity and personal preferences towards certain types of wine characteristics.

Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2013.797552

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