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December 2004
Industry Forum: Wine Ratings 1 of 3
How Different Publications Rate Wine
by Paul Franson
Few subjects receive more attention from winemakers and wine marketers than the wine ratings given by various publications. To help clarify how scores and ratings are decided upon, we've collected detailed comments on exactly how three of the most popular wine publications rate their wines: The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. The following comments are verbatim, excluding each publication's specific policies on wine submission, contact information and listing of panelists. (Fo...
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