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AAWE Working Paper No. 98 – Economics

 

Tasters’ Bias in Wine Guides’ Quality Evaluations

Stefano Castriota, Daniele Curzi and Marco Delmastro

Abstract

Using a new database on Italian wines we show that a guide’s quality evaluations are affected by two sources of personal bias, namely generosity and personal preferences towards certain types of wine characteristics.

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