The prominence of wine both for drinking and investment has spawned an entire industry of wine critics and journalists with their own trade publications, magazines and websites that regularly taste and score wines.
A number of these critics have become extremely influential in their fields and hold a great deal of power as taste-makers and validators, able to make or break a new wine before it ever comes to market. The ratings of these critics have an observable effect on market prices for fine wine and we familiarise ourselves with some of the key names here.
The Parker 100 point scale has had an incomparable influence on wine critics, many of whom previously rated wines on a scale of 20 (a practice still maintained and preferred by some). Parker points have a direct effect on price points, with only 95+ scored wines included in the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index and with perfect ‘100-point’ wines the most desirable on the market.
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