From DelanceyPlace, a cogent discussion about the validity of wine scores can be found at
http://www.delanceyplace.com/readarchiv ... ion=browse
Well worth reading but may I suggest that your reading be careful and critical, especially measuring the validity of the research studies quoted.
I'm going to have what to say on this essay and topic (oyes......and a good deal to say), but I'll hold off for a while so that others can have their 2, 3 or 27 cents worth first.
P.S. My thanks to Craig Hodges of DelanceyPlace for getting this link up quickly so I could refer to it. Those wishing to subscribe to this interesting service can find an appropriate form at http://www.delanceyplace.com/readarchiv ... type=&page