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Argentine Wineries win accolades

Old Jul 8, 19, 3:48 pm
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Various Argentine Bodegas win top honors in this "competition"...Ö

https://www.worldsbestvineyards.com/top-50/
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Old Jul 9, 19, 9:37 am
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1,500 wineries around the world were nominated for the awards, with around 3,500 votes cast by an international academy of wine tourism experts.

Tourism or Soms! I go with the Soms, they have nothing to sell to skew their opinion
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Old Jul 9, 19, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine View Post
Tourism or Soms! I go with the Soms, they have nothing to sell to skew their opinion
That is a load of poopoodoodookaka. While they may be coming from different perspectives re: the wine experience (i.e., the "experience" v the "wine,") show me a somm that hasn't ever been given favo(u)r by a selection of bodegas and I'll show you an honest current occupant of the White House.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
That is a load of poopoodoodookaka. While they may be coming from different perspectives re: the wine experience (i.e., the "experience" v the "wine,") show me a somm that hasn't ever been given favo(u)r by a selection of bodegas and I'll show you an honest current occupant of the White House.
In earnest I somewhat agree with your theory. Itís a first of this listing compiled mostly by the tourism community that is self serving. Yes, thereís lots a pay for play in wine journalism thatís a fact. For example Wine Enthusiast offered a 88 rating for an Argentine Malbec that I import. They asked me if I wanted a quarter, half, or full page advertisement. I didnít reply whom would advertise a 88 point wine? So my point being If itís the tour operators or the wine specialists I would pick the specialist in a heartbeat.
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Just how did Robert Mondavi achieve #12 ?
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Old Jul 9, 19, 2:45 pm
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Soms are just like Biologists, Bio-Chemists, Doctors, Lawyers, Sales Clerks, Flight Attendants, and any other trade. There are good ones, and there are bad ones. Its always a tricky thing when one starts to generalize.... hence my above use of quotation marks when I wrote "competition".

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Old Jul 9, 19, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Gaucho100K View Post
Soms are just like Doctors, Lawyers, Sales Clerks, Flight Attendants, and any other trade. There are good ones, and there are bad ones. Its always a tricky thing when one starts to generalize.... hence my above use of quotation marks when I wrote "competition".
Does this apply to wine merchants too? (Asking for a friend :-)
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Old Jul 9, 19, 3:37 pm
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Just how did Robert Mondavi achieve #12 ?
As someone who has lived in a range of 40 to 60 miles from there for the past 34 years, and has been there exactly one time, I would expect that for the right price (or no price at all, should you just happen to drop in and happen to have industry influence), you can have a lovely wine experience, drinking some excellent stuff that has been aging since the pre-Constellation days, and otherwise lavished with a great time.

For the rest of us ...
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Old Jul 9, 19, 4:53 pm
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Does this apply to wine merchants too? (Asking for a friend :-)
Bio-Chemists are the worst of the whole lot...... (a friend asked me to post this)
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