Last June,The Guardian newspaper posted a story about the inaccuracy of wine ratings, specifically the inaccuracy of tasters’ – trained tasters, professionals – ratings. So far, rather to my amusement the article and the research behind it has been greeted by stony silence from wine writers. To be brief here are the facts: – the… Continue reading Bad Ego, Bad Science Bad Wine Ratings
So what exactly does a wine rating mean? Way back in the ’80s, Robert Parker took to ranking his beloved Bordeaux numerically. Consumers loved the idea and now it is everywhere. Parker is one man, and he focused on the 8000 or so (!!) vineyards of Bordeaux. In my casual reading of his reports I… Continue reading Robitussin gets 92 from Wine Spectator!