Do wine reviews and scores influence what wine you buy?

Do wine reviews and scores influence what wine you buy? I'm just wondering how important wine reviews and scores are when you buy wine. Do you value the score more, the publication, or the reviewer? How representative are the scores relative to your expectations? I pay attention to the score and seek out the wines… Continue reading Do wine reviews and scores influence what wine you buy?

Need advice on a bottle for girlfriend who is turning 50. Thinking champagne… up to $200.

Need advice on a bottle for girlfriend who is turning 50. Thinking champagne… up to $200. My girlfriend is turning 50 in a few weeks, and looking to celebrate with a special bottle. Possibly champagne… it seems appropriate, as she's French and loves champagne. I was thinking to spend up to $200, but would consider… Continue reading Need advice on a bottle for girlfriend who is turning 50. Thinking champagne… up to $200.