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And, we lift a toast to the fake award-winner

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SixToe, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Another journalism blunder exposed, if Wine Spectator can be considered journalism.

    http://osterialintrepido.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/what-does-it-take-to-get-a-wine-spectator-award-of-excellence/
     
  2. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Their editor or publisher or whatever posted a message on their forum about it.

    I'll have you know, good sir, that nearly one-third of first-time applicants *don't* win an award!
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member


    My favorite response...
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I remember a recent article, maybe on Slate.com, where the author wrote about taking your basic $10 bottle of wine and telling people it was some fancy $50-a-bottle wine, and they liked it better than when people were told it was $10 wine. Something like that. The gist was that people liked the wine better when they were told it was expensive, even when it was cheap wine, and when given tastes of all kinds of different wines without knowing anything at all about them, the more expensive wines didn't come out ahead in the ratings.
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Uh, oh, get ready. Hopefully the old battles with the Sons of Sam Horn have prepared us ...

     
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    "a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness"
     
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding. [/montypythonjack]
     
  8. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Here's hoping they were referring to Romenesko...
     
  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Ain't this the whole theory behind the bluebloods' zeal for escargot, cavier and brie?
     
  10. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Lifebuoy. Blech.
     
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