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There is much to learn, and I look forward to the journey ahead, but I feel I have useful information to share today. Please, let me know if you think I can improve in some way, or if I have gotten a fact wrong. I would like to know.
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ReviewsWhenever possible, I taste the wines with food, as I would normally prefer to consume them. I taste first before I begin eating, and then enjoy the wine, noting its evolution, throughout the meal. As a result, I believe it gets its best possible showing, and reflects what most consumers will experience. I also believe that this results in a slight bump in the rating that I give it, perhaps a point or two, in comparison to tasting it with no food. Most wines, especially the reds that I typically drink, are just better with food. I recommend you drink them that way.
I will usually include a score with my tasting note, based on a 100 point scale. Yes, I know this scale has its drawbacks, but it is familiar to most, and I believe it adds useful information for the reader.For example, the details of a wine's character e.g fruit, structure, etc.may not fully reveal how I think it stands in relation to other wines I have tasted. The point score basically indicates how much I would enjoy drinking it again, and how much I was impressed.
You will not see many notes on disappointing wines here, unless there is very good reason. I suppose it would be a greater service to the reader if I included them, but I would rather take a positive path at this time.
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Samples received will be reviewed as time and circumstances allow, and will be given the same, unbiased assessment as wines I've purchased. The submission of sample wines does not guarantee a review will be published. Reviews of sample wines may appear on other media outlets, as deemed appropriate by me.
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