You asked for it: the Parker Poll

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You would put Robert Parker in the same category as what other famous person?

 
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Re: You asked for it: the Parker Poll

Postby Randy Buckner » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:26 pm

A new expensive Napa cab in the store, not selling well, place writeup by Parker awarding 93 points with a fine review. It immediately starts to sell. I've gone through this routine too many times. That's the way it is, like it or not.


Honest question -- Does a wine such as you mention start to sell when any wine critic gives it a good review, or only Parker? Doesn't it move when Tanzer or Speculator rates it well?

Spec has over five times the circulation of WA, not to mention a larger online circulation -- just curious -- not trying to put you on the spot.
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Re: You asked for it: the Parker Poll

Postby TimMc » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:46 pm

IMHO, a wine critic's opinion will sway most folks, but I want to taste the wine first before passing judgement.


Call me spioled.
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Re: You asked for it: the Parker Poll

Postby Randy Buckner » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:13 am

Call me spoiled


No, I call you smart. A critic only has worth to you if your tastes coincide. I'm not picking on Parker, but he is essentially worthless to me -- his preferences do not fit my style for the most part -- even more so over the past few years.
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