Oliver Styles argues that Pinot Noir is not a red wine. What he means by that provocative statement is that Pinot Noir (and other light
Tag: wine evaluation
On Sassicaia and Authenticity
Adam Lechmere has me scratching my head regarding his latest in Club Oenologique. He is enjoying his Sassicaia 2009 and Château Pichon Baron 2009, and
How Should We Define Tasting Expertise?
Do wine and food critics have a special expertise that gives authority to their pronouncements, or is it all just subjective preference dressed up with
We Should Get Rid of Typicity as a Criterion of Wine Quality
One of my pet peeves in the wine world is the outsized role typicity plays in judging wine quality. Wine education is largely about understanding
In the Wine World We Should Stop Fretting about Objectivity
I suppose one of the original justifications for scoring wine was that it would give us a reasonably objective ordering of aesthetic quality. This was
Are Wine Reviews Aimed Primarily at Purchasing Decisions?
Although wine writing takes diverse forms, wine evaluation is a persistent theme of much wine writing. When particular wines, wineries or vintages are under discussion