With all this attention to ethics and disclosure over the past few days, I have also been thinking about wine ratings. No, not writing descriptions about wines and if I like them or think they are good values, but the numerical score.
Quite by chance, I received an email today that included a link to a wine review site I had not visited before, Pointless Wines. The author’s thesis is pretty simple. He reviews wine and does not award points like some of us do. There are also some interesting articles about the 100-point system that, when I triangulated with a post Ryan did a few days back, gave me pause as I return to writing reviews.
How important is the score to the reader of the review?
I know, we have discussed this subject before here but, without beating a dead horse, would it really matter too much if I just left those scores out from now on? After all, “The web should be something different.“
Food for thought, anyway.