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This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 6:08 pm
by John Morris
What will the critics do now?

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 6:47 pm
by Markus S
Ooooh that was good for a chortle!

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 6:49 pm
by Anton D
To convert to Parker, divide by 4.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 6:59 pm
by G. Bienstock
Far beyond going to 12.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 7:03 pm
by Anton D
G. Bienstock wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Far beyond going to 12.
[rofl.gif]

EXCELLENT.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 7:14 pm
by Paul Luckin
The answer is none. None more black.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 7:31 pm
by Ken Zinns
Reminds me of the weather forecast I found online before I headed to Yosemite National Park a few years ago.

tuolumne meadows weather forecast.JPG

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 6th, 2019, 8:29 pm
by P@u1_M3nk3s
Ken Zinns wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Reminds me of the weather forecast I found online before I headed to Yosemite National Park a few years ago.


tuolumne meadows weather forecast.JPG
That’s a toasty 73 degrees kelvin!

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 7th, 2019, 7:03 am
by Dave McCloskey
This wine is part of a trilogy in Latour Minor.


Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
by Mason H
It's the saddest of all scores.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 8th, 2019, 11:59 am
by Wes Barton
Very innovative! No one thought to simply add the critics scores together to get a bigger score before. So simple, so genius!

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
by Anton D
Mason H wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
It's the saddest of all scores.
498 can be as sad as 497.
498 is the saddest score since 497.

497's just no good any more.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm
by Nate Simon
The bigger the oakin’
The sweeter the scorin’.
That’s what I said.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 8th, 2019, 9:08 pm
by Arv R
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Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 6:24 pm
by John Morris
Zachy's must not be getting the Sherry-Lehman e-mails. I'm afraid 300 points just isn't going to cut it anymore.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 6:27 pm
by Paul Luckin
Nate Simon wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 4:57 pm
The bigger the oakin’
The sweeter the scorin’.
That’s what I said.
::likebutton::

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 11th, 2019, 7:11 pm
by GregT
It's as hilarious as it is meaningless. Every once in a while I pop over to the Wine Library website to see what new "critic" they've unearthed to give a wine 99 points. It's been a few months so I checked today.

The first 11 I've never heard of in my life. 12 thru 31 I've heard of, but enough said. Luca Maroni? Rates the color of wine?

The last five may cause me to take a look at a wine, but wouldn't necessarily sway a decision.

But this isn't the whole universe of critics. So you find three or four dozen critics, add all their scores together and you get an utterly useless score. Maybe add in a few newspaper scores and state fair scores and baby, you get to a thousand points easily!

And where the hell is Vino Vixen anyway?

1 Rich Cook?
2 Catherine Fallis?
3 Campbell Mattinson?
4 Mike Bennie?
5 California State Fair! Why not all 50 state fairs?
6 Andreas Larsson?
7 Robert Whitley?
8 Erin Brooks?
9 Luca Gardini?
10 Gary Walsh?
11 Sam Kim?

12 Luca Maroni
13 Tastings.com
14 The Wine Advocate, as distinct from the individual critics themselves
15 Suckling
16 Guía Peñín
17 James Halliday
18 Tim Atkin
19 Josh Reynolds
20 Ian Dagata
21 Lisa PB
22 Luis Gutierrez
23 Decanter
24 WS
25 Galloni
26 William Kelley
27 Connoisseurs Guide to Wine
28 Wine and Spirits
29 Monica Larner
30 Jeb Dunnuck
31 International Wine Report

32 Joe Czerwinski
33 Luca Gardini
34 Neal Martin
35 John Gilman
36 GaryVee himself

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 5:33 am
by G. Newman
Greg, I anxiously await the first 1000 point wine.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 6:07 am
by Dale Williams
GregT wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 7:11 pm

9 Luca Gardini?

33 Luca Gardini
So Luca Gardini is both you're never heard of AND might make you look closer? :)
I've also never heard of the first 11 (or Guía Peñín)

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 6:38 am
by John Morris
G. Newman wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 5:33 am
Greg, I anxiously await the first 1000 point wine.
With that many critics and the Zachy's methodology, it shouldn't be hard to achieve that cumulative score.

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Posted: June 13th, 2019, 5:11 pm
by Oliver McCrum
I use Luca Marroni's score and multiply by 5. I only buy wines over 490.