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The Role of a Wine Critic

There were two principal forces that shaped my view of a wine critic's responsibilities. I was then, and remain today, significantly influenced by the independent philosophy of consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Moreover, I was marked by the indelible impression left by my law school professors, who pounded into their students' heads in the post-Watergate era a broad definition of conflict of interest. These two forces have governed the purpose and soul of my newsletter, The Wine Advocate, and my books.
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a fascinating insights, still valid 14 years later, into Robert Parker's concept of wine criticism....

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Critics Play Minor Role In Wine Choices | Wine News & Features

Critics Play Minor Role In Wine Choices | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Critics Play Minor Role In Wine Choices,
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Recent Study Shows That Wine Ratings Hurt Consumers | Wine Folly

Recent Study Shows That Wine Ratings Hurt Consumers | Wine Folly | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A recent study by the American Association of Wine Economics shows how Wine Ratings hurt consumers.
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The Changing Face of Wine Criticism | Wine News & Features

The Changing Face of Wine Criticism. W. Blake Gray asks whether the Stephen Tanzer-Antonio Galloni alliance could end up dethroning Robert Parker.
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Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming | Wine News & Features

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Perfect Parker Scores Keep On Coming. We investigate the rise in wines given a 100-point score by the Wine Advocate team, and find out if they still have clout.
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Controversial Wine Judging Study: The Real Story | Wine News & Features

Controversial Wine Judging Study: The Real Story,"Several gold medal-winning wines were entered in five competitions. None of them got five golds. None of them got four golds.
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Point scores for wines | Australian Wine Companion

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It seems to me that what is important about scores is that the writer is consistent in his or her application of points, and that there is a meaningful spread of the top and bottom ranges.
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