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The Truth About Wine Point Scores

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The next time you see a “shelf talker” at your local wine shop stating how a Pinot Noir earned 90 points from such-and-such publication, ask yourself this: is it that hard to get 90 points anymore? Better yet, ask yourself this question: how many other Pinot Noir wines did that critic sample on that day? And where did this wine fall in the lineup? And did they revisit the wine an hour later after it had “opened up?” And how well-known is that estate for bottle variation? And does that estate (or its importer) advertise in their publication? You’ll pretty soon begin to see the problem with point scores, which is something I want to dive into more deeply in this live, subscriber-only online class on Sunday, April 28 at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Below you’ll find the unique link to register for this class (please log-in to the site to see it). If you are new to Opening a Bottle. Subscribe via the link below so you can join us for this provocative class.

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When: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 8pm EST / 5pm PST


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