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  • Article Don't quote me

    Seeing the truth about scoring

    Everything is relative. Take, for example, scoring 20/20. For eyesight it’s considered merely normal; for wine it is anything but. Furthermore,…

    17 Jun 2014 Richard Hemming
  • Article Alex on taste

    What's in a number? Part the Second

    So, busy readers: breathe a sigh of relief. As well as the usual verbiage, this month's piece comes with pictures. The graph I used to illustrate last…

    5 Aug 2013 Alex Hunt MW
  • Article Alex on taste

    What's in a number?

    In this age of scientific accuracy, we are surrounded by precise numerical measurements that aid our decision-making. The power of a car, the…

    4 Jul 2013 Alex Hunt MW
  • Article Don't quote me

    I fought the OIV score sheet and the score sheet won

    Last month I took part in the Concorso Enologico Internazionale, or International Wine Competition in Verona, set up and run by Veronafiera, the…

    13 Dec 2012 Walter Speller
  • Article Alex on taste

    The problem with perfection

    Perhaps it's a British thing. We are wary of over-enthusiasm, and condescending towards excessive praise. At least, that's the stereotype, and I…

    2 May 2012 Alex Hunt MW
  • Article Free for all

    How to score wine

    Imagine going to an art gallery and being asked to fill in a form assigning scores to each work. It does sound pretty difficult and of questionable…

    16 Sep 2002 Jancis Robinson