Every fall, the annual Plonkapalooza tasting of 50 wines $15 and under surprises.
Now in its ninth year, the tasting includes three experts (usually sommeliers, and this year, a chef) who tell us what bottles they would be happy to serve.
Josh Cole, beverage director at Puritan & Co., the restaurant in Cambridge, tested a white wine.
The bottles were wrapped to disguise their labels, and numbered, and tasters’ notes referred to those ID numbers.
Nominations included bottles from South America, Australia, and the United States, but European offerings edged out the New World competition.