Really? This is what we get worked up about, puffing up in self-righteous indignation? Is this the best we can do?
So the Wine Spectator got fooled. It’s kinda funny, and it may even be just a little bit telling. What it isn’t is evidence of any kind of graft or misrepresentation on their part. They’ve been open about their awards process from the beginning.
Interestingly, I don’t fault Robin Goldstein either. He’s got a book to sell after all. This was a well calculated move to garner attention for himself, and he went to seemingly great lengths to ensure that he was able to pull off his ruse. Kudos. Great marketing.
You know, just like Wine Spectator’s awards program. Great marketing. Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot.
What I’m dismayed with is how some rabid frothers on either side seem incapable of seeing both sides for what they are: people and entities working to market their wares and sell their products.
I’m all for a good holy war, but first you gotta find me something holy. This is just business.