By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

NYCR_WoTY Before we announced some changes to our "Wines of the Year" program, there were dozens of emails sent between the editors. Well, there were even more after we published that post and we've decided to make one additional change.

Rather than do away with blind tasting entirely, we've decided that each flight will be tasted blind first, without discussion amongst the tasters and then the wines will be revealed to be discussed.

Our feeling is that this will give us the benefit of blind tasting while also offering an opportunity for further context when making our voting decisions.

If we make any other updates, we'll publish them. But, I think we've nailed down this year's program.