Friday, August 22, 2008

Diner's Journal: Sour Grapes

Wine Spectator gets scammed. Not sure how I feel about this one. If you check the link to Wine Spectator's website they make a compelling case for themselves but there is something very deceitful about giving out awards simply for cash, no physical visit from a critic required. Though they claim it's a transparent practice, it still takes this kind of scandal to "expose" the "transparency," so to speak. Read the story and decide for yourself. Personally, I would not have guess that their common awards are not visited even by a local stringer or someone else. A listing based on non-visit is fine but calling it an "award" doesn't seem right, somehow. Anyway, read and decide for yourself.

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