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  1. #61
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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    He should know enough not to make basic mistakes if he is offering an expert opinion.

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    My wine drinking friends only have a casual interest in distilled spirits no matter what Parker or anyone else says.
    My observations as well..

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    He should know enough not to make basic mistakes if he is offering an expert opinion.
    I guess this guy is in a celebrity in the world of wine so he thinks this makes him a f(*%$ expert on everything..just like the celebrities in Hollywood.

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I'm suspicious of any review that emphasizes the bottle design.
    I agree completely. Maybe his panning of the 2012 FRSmBLE bottle design will keep some Parker sheeple away

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    I really don't understand all the harshness and hand wringing over this. I read the article and he never said he was an expert at bourbon. He was interested in it, gave it a try, liked it and wanted to share some thoughts. He admitted his reviews were off the cuff. Reading through them, they were actually pretty decent on their descriptions. Yes he mentioned the bottles and made some typos etc but he actually reviewed the taste. He did way better than most of my reviews and a lot of others I've seen on here. If his notes entice others to try bourbon why is that a bad thing? I may not agree with the scores he gave some of the bourbons but then again I don't agree witha lot of the reviews I see on here. As people note YMMV.

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    I guess this guy is in a celebrity in the world of wine so he thinks this makes him a f(*%$ expert on everything..just like the celebrities in Hollywood.
    He is a HUGE celebrity in the wine world. It would behoove some of you to read more about him. Parker is no dummy.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    This piece by Sku is hilarious. Between this and Tim's take on the issue, I'm inclined to think the LAWS guys are taking comedy writing lessons between whiskey tastings.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 05-09-2013 at 13:54.

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    This piece by Sku is hilarious.
    This just made my day. Hilarious.

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    Quote Originally Posted by VAGentleman View Post
    I really don't understand all the harshness and hand wringing over this.
    Right, I read this article as having been written by someone who admits to being a bourbon outsider giving their opinion on their first experiences with bourbon. He never claims to be a bourbon expert, so we should cut him some slack. I also think he's used to having an editorial staff fix his typos and do some research for him. I imagine he did this himself at home without said staff. Granted, on my blog, I proofread 3 times before hitting publish, but not everyone is a grammar nazi like me.

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    Re: Amusing, yet scary...

    That is pretty funny!
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

 

 

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