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Poll: What do you think of wine ratings?
  • 7.1% - They're great. 67
  • 67.5% - They can be helpful, but are flawed, and should be taken with a grain of salt. 640
  • 24.1% - They're dumb. 228
  • 1.4% - I have something else I'd like to say in the comments. 13
948 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

mdkopper


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The hell with wine, tell us about
beer ratings...

cbs2208


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What are "Wine Ratings"?

RKett


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Why the hell would anyone rely on someone else's sense of taste to decide if something is good or not. Rotten grape juice, seriously? Give me water.

rachelegaffney


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I can't tell if this makes me sad that I remember or a genius (I'm leaning toward genius) ....but I swear we've had this poll before.

elchasqui


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rachelegaffney wrote:I can't tell if this makes me sad that I remember or a genius (I'm leaning toward genius) ....but I swear we've had this poll before.



Yeah, I think I've seen repeated polls too.

ddeuddeg


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mdkopper wrote:The hell with wine, tell us about
beer ratings...

You drink Coors Light. Rating: it sucks. Satisfied?
Try something with flavor, like Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA.

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bhodilee


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ddeuddeg wrote:You drink Coors Light. Rating: it sucks. Satisfied?
Try something with flavor, like Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA.



He drinks Coors Light

You really think you're gonna get through to him?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

fiz1point5


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Above 90 points, it's totally hit-or-miss, but typically anything below 80 is "meh" at best.

kmagt


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It never fails to amaze me how many non-wine drinkers like to put their opinions into these polls...

RKett wrote:Why the hell would anyone rely on someone else's sense of taste to decide if something is good or not. Rotten grape juice, seriously? Give me water.



kmagt


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I agree. To quote Stone Breing "fizzy yellow beer is for wussies".

ddeuddeg wrote:You drink Coors Light. Rating: it sucks. Satisfied?
Try something with flavor, like Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA.



lorf


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I like seeing ratings, but wine opinions are subjective. I'll buy "80 point" wines if they are my type.

jawlz


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None of the above... well, some of the above, but not all; I think they're useful, and I don't think they are particularly flawed. That said, I don't make my purchasing decisions exclusively based on ratings. They are an indicator of the wine's quality, which is obviously worth more or less depending on the source and how my tastes compare with that source's tastes.

I can understand why people hate scores, but in my mind the hate should be directed instead by those who use scores exclusively in deciding what to drink. Of course that's a flawed approach, but then I'd say that the flaw there is in how the scores are being used, not in the scores themselves.

nololtoday


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I don't drink wine.

I just like voting in polls and occasionally buying foodstuffs.

BuffBillsFan


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Wine ratings have as much relevance to me as "dunk" ratings during the NVA All-star weekend... Yeah, I can kind of see where they come from and how some can assign them, but I lack the skills (and desire) to do it.

olperfesser


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Wine ratings are only good if the rated wine is available where you purchase your wine. And conversely, if the wine available where you purchase has been rated. Most of the time I see this year's vintage with last year's rating by it. Not very valid.

loveladyelectric


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BuffBillsFan wrote:Wine ratings have as much relevance to me as "dunk" ratings during the NVA All-star weekend... Yeah, I can kind of see where they come from and how some can assign them, but I lack the skills (and desire) to do it.



In volleyball it's called spiking, not dunking.

mdkopper


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kmagt wrote:It never fails to amaze me how many non-wine drinkers like to put their opinions into these polls...



Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

That's why..

kylemittskus


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mdkopper wrote:Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

That's why..



Because you can say something, you feel you must?

By the way, no one said you can't answer the polls. Many of us are just curious why you do so.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

mdkopper


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kylemittskus wrote:Because you can say something, you feel you must?

By the way, no one said you can't answer the polls. Many of us are just curious why you do so.





Easy tiger, cheer up, have a glass of beer

ddeuddeg


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kylemittskus wrote:Because you can say something, you feel you must?

By the way, no one said you can't answer the polls. Many of us are just curious why you do so.

As bowtie said:

bhodilee wrote:He drinks Coors Light

You really think you're gonna get through to him?


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bhodilee


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loveladyelectric wrote:In volleyball it's called spiking, not dunking.



obviously this person is referring to the North Vietnamese Army, who much like North Korea has never lost a game and wins them all by dunking from the three point line every possession. In fact, if North Vietnam and North Korea ever played basketball against each other the planet would implode from the sheer weight of the resulting awesome.

Stupid bowtie thought of the day...How come in Asia all the "North" countries are the communist ones? Are there any where this is flipped?

Does the same hold true for America? Are those in the North more predisposed to Commie thinking than those in the South? If you equate (possibly weakly) that the North is "Liberal" and the South is "Conservative" I think you can successfully argue that the Yankees are Evil Communists and the Braves are Loyal upstanding members of a true Constitutional Republic.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

ddeuddeg


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loveladyelectric wrote:In volleyball it's called spiking, not dunking.


Since the B is next to the V on the keyboard, I'm betting that was a typo, and BillsFan meant NBA. Then dunk ratings would make more sense.
EDIT: OTOH, bowtie's classic post immediately above offers a different possibility.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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ddeuddeg


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woopdedoo wrote:Wine-tasting: It's Junk Science (from the Guardian)

Great to hear from you! Make sure you don't miss the link to the paper by Richard E Quandt, a Princeton economics professor, in the second-last paragraph of the article.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook