One Lucky Man Taste Tests America's Finest Caviar Sterling Caviar, the highest rated American-made caviar, is tasted by one man nearly 70 times a day. Joe Melendez's golden palate was discovered by accident on the job. Now, the million-dollar company has completely entrusted its reputation to the tiny taste buds of Melendez's tongue.
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One Lucky Man Taste Tests America's Finest Caviar

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One Lucky Man Taste Tests America's Finest Caviar

One Lucky Man Taste Tests America's Finest Caviar

One Lucky Man Taste Tests America's Finest Caviar

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Sterling Caviar, the highest rated American-made caviar, is tasted by one man nearly 70 times a day.

Joe Melendez's golden palate was discovered by accident on the job. Now he eats caviar like a tsar. A tasting mistake would quickly ruin Sterling's reputation, which this million-dollar company has completely entrusted to the tiny taste buds on Melendez's tongue.

KXJZ's Elaine Corn reports.