SV: Mest intressanta vinpersonligheter.
Nanson är utmärkt, jag kallar honom dock proffs, jag vet inte om han lever på det han gör ( i vanlig ordning behövs det en god inkomst för att gilla vin
), men det är en utmärkt sida.
Jag håller med om att många amatörer har en entusiasm som är härlig, men de som har substansen att vara duktiga vinbedömare är väldigt få. Cellartracker tror jag inte heller på - ett utmärkt citat från Matt Kramer´s blogg
"Wisdom of the Wine Crowd. The mantra of the moment is the so-called "wisdom of the crowd." An array of pop culture articles and books in the past decade have celebrated what one writer called "collective intelligence."
Financial types, for their part, celebrated the power of so-called prediction markets, in which groups of people guess or bet on something, with the results aggregating into a consensus.
Not since the old Soviet and Maoist eras have we seen "the people" so lavished with praise and unqualified admiration.
Inevitably, the wisdom of the crowd got applied to wine criticism. You see, if enough people—never mind how little they might actually know—post enough of their tasting notes, a crystalline "truth" about a particular wine, or even a whole region or vintage will make itself known.
This, in a word, is propaganda. One hundred people who don't know much about, say, Auxey-Duresses adds up to 100 muddied, baffled and often duplicative conclusions. (You think all those tasting notes were generated in pristine isolation from everyone else's conclusions?)
When it comes to fine wine, there is no wisdom of the crowd—that’s not only a delusion, it's a pernicious delusion. When it comes to fine wine, there is only informed opinion, never mind whose. Such informed opinion can come from anyone. It doesn't have to be a professional critic. We've all met plenty of impassioned wine lovers who have devoted thousands of hours (never mind dollars) to the subject. We should all listen closely to such people. I sure do.
But we must first decide that they are indeed informed. We must first confirm that they have, based on demonstrated experience or exposure, a basis for their opinion. It's not enough that they are part of the "wisdom of the crowd."
The cautionary nutshell: If you believe that fine-wine judgment can be crowd-sourced, you'll find yourself merely running with the herd."
Finewines.se är dock ett utmärkt forum med härliga amatörer som den himla champagneintresserade Anders Landström i spetsen