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Coke, Cartier-Bresson and California Cabernet
3 Jul 2012 by Alex Hunt MW
Imagine: it's speed-dating night for wine geeks. 'So, are you five, 20 or 100?' A nice gambit - or is it? Is asking someone their preferred scoring system an innocent way to break the ice, like soliciting their star sign? Or will this open a quasi-religious can of, albeit jolly mild-mannered and courteous, worms? Either way, you are talking about a position of faith here. These systems have their uses, but they are fundamentally arbitrary. There's only one rule: higher numbers are better [as eloquently explained in post #9 of this thread in Members' forum - JR]. After that, you're on your own, to make of them what you will. There is no...

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