Tasting Petrus 2000 aged in space
Three wine glasses were set in front of us, carefully placed within differently-numbered circles.
Each contained a 112ml tasting sample of the same unmarked Bordeaux wine – but at least one of the three had spent 438 days on the International Space Station (ISS) travelling 300,000,000km in zero gravity.
We were told that half of the 12 tasters had two space wines and one earth wine in their glasses, and the other half had the reverse. And from there we were left to determine whether the journey to space could be identified by sight, smell and taste alone.