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January 24, 2019

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Beppi Crosariol will be back soon answering your wine and spirits questions and writing reviews.


 
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Big-value wines that score just shy of 90
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Beppi Crosariol

 
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I want to address a subject always guaranteed to get readers riled up. No, this is not a naked clickbait play for more Twitter followers (but should you be so inclined, be my guest!). It’s about math. I’m talking about wine scores.

 
Before you feverishly tap out a poorly spelled, inscrutable tweet at 3 a.m. as Kanye West or the Leader of the Free World do, let me talk you off the ledge. There will be no defence here of such controversial subjects as the pre-eminence of numbers over the star system or a manifesto declaring the 100-point scale vastly superior to the lame 20-point system popular in Britain. (Been there, done that.) Rather, I want to replay an exercise I’ve played in these pages before. It has to do with what I’ve called the 90-point albatross.

 
 
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