Wine Writers’ Myths
Myths that paper over taste quality.
Writers On Critics’ Scores
Selling authentic wine, bad or good?
Debunking Wild Yeast Fermentation
The Democracy of Wine
Why do Wine Companies Resist Ratings? In much the same way that "Image is Everything" became a pop culture battle cry during the nineties, it is this kind of wild excess, coupled with ubiquitous and clichéd overstatements about cult wines, that has established an ephemeral rating system which finds peculiar favor among Americans.
An Ideal Wine
One Generation's Pursuit of Perfection - and Profit - in California