So many of the wines I taste on a daily basis are insanely boring. Aimed at the willing and forgiving, this wine marketing agenda darts out like a generic grocery store pie with no arrival gate, full of fructose corn syrup and white-bread recipe lists. I recently attended a high-end tasting, presented mostly to restaurant buyers, where I became more and more frustrated as the evening carried on (as I usually do). I never get over the nothingness and offensive pricing of so many wines. Highly sought after wines! If these wines were actually tasty, I’d be much less concerned. What a missed opportunity to turn your clientele on to killer juice. If you are after a certain ‘taste’ profile, there are thousands of wines out there at a much smaller percentage of the price of most of these cons. Try these wines blind!
Bottom Line: We need more “ungabunga” in wine reviews.
Wine Point Scores
1st – most of the ratings given on the 100 point scale are between 80 -100 points, and very rarely under 70. So it is diluted, since 70% of your rating options aren’t utilized. In this scenario, do you only need 30 points to score a wine?