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David Beresford
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The Wine Critic's Critic: Robert Parker, The wine industry’s Godfather. 88/100 points
"Have a look at the banner at the top of his site advertising the “Grand World Tour”. He is about to be paraded around the world like a vinous-breasted, performing monkey, headlining at events called ‘Gala Hedonist’s Dinner’, ‘Up Close and Personal’ (oh hel...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: Jancis Robinson, The wine industry’s Doyenne and Head Girl. 86/100 points
"It is   the   site which, on the face of it, nearly has it all, and is worthy of A*. Yet it doesn’t leave me satisfied. I have thought about this site more than any of the others because I have struggled to solve the puzzle – how do I reconcile its apparen...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: James Molesworth (Wine Spectator): The Wine Industry's Alchemist. 92/100 points
I have a good idea what James
drinks because I read the WS, but I don’t know what his magic potion is.
Whatever it is, I want some. He has the olfactory receptors of a great white
shark, able to detect, for example, 1 part Jonagold apple to a 1,000,000 squa...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: Jamie Goode: The wine industry’s Anorak and Head Teacher. 87/100 points
Jamie’s own sobriquet is the Wine
Anorak which reflects his credentials as an expert in plant biology (he has a
PhD no less) which is a useful entrée into the world of wine. His scientific
background must make him one of the best qualified to write about wi...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: John Livingstone-Learmonth: The wine industry’s Cricket captain
The quintessential
Englishman, he is dapper, erudite, affable and quick witted, like Colin
Cowdrey, the former England Cricket batsman. JLL is the master of his
specialist area, the wines of the Northern and Southern Rhone, whilst also
practising as a commu...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: James Suckling: The wine industry’s Bon Viveur
An aficionado of
Italian wines and cigars, Suckling globetrots between exotic locations (London,
Cuba, Tuscany, Hong Kong, New York, LA) seeking out the best tastings, smokes, parties
and celebrities. He is a cross between a well healed, personable bon vive...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: Burghound and Allen Meadows: The wine industry’s CFO, Head of Compliance and Audit
He is everything you would expect
from a former CFO - fastidious, serious, conscientious, thorough and detailed.
He prepares his notes and journals like he would the annual report and accounts
for a Fortune 100 company, knowing that he will be held to accou...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: Decanter and Andrew Jefford - The wine industry’s Professor of English
Andrew is like your university
professor – scholarly, reflective, personable. curious and wise. His emphasis
is on quietly expanding the sum of wine knowledge rather than courting
controversy and building his profile. He can write brilliantly but like many ...

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The Wine Critic's Critic: Decanter and Andrew Jefford - The wine industry’s Professor of English
Andrew is like your university
professor – scholarly, reflective, personable. curious and wise. His emphasis
is on quietly expanding the sum of wine knowledge rather than courting
controversy and building his profile. He can write brilliantly but like many ...

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The Wine Critic's Critic. How I rate the world's best critics using my 100 point scale
I
have reviewed my top 10’s web sites and blogs (which contain most of their
tasting notes, commentaries and reviews) and scored them using the following criteria
and scores: 1.      Quality of web site (look, functionality and ease of use):
up to 15 points...
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