Regular visitors to this space know that the Wine Curmudgeon feels that wine scores are as much a danger to the Republic as the designated hitter. Each is flashy and showy, and in the end does nothing to make wine or baseball any better.
So when the always knowledgeable W.R. Tish can add his perspective and enthusiasm to the project, I'm happy to share his views. Plus, he is a pretty funny guy, one of the few standup comics/wine writers in the business.
"Ah, where would we be without wine ratings?," Tish writes. "Probably sitting around a table on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean with a carafe of rosé and the catch of the day—and not a care in the world as to the wine’s rating."
Tish's effort is here. In this case, the higher the score, the worse the offender. Enjoy, and keep in mind that the only score that matters is whether you like the wine or not.