Posts Written OnJanuary 04, 2007

Thinking About Rating/Scoring/Grading Systems


This blog is almost three years old, and over those thousand or so days I’ve often waffled and wavered on using scoring/grading/rating systems when reviewing wine. I’ve never considered using the 100-point scale because, frankly, I’m not sure that I can discern a 90-point wine from a 91-point one. And, I don’t think very many of you, my readers, can either. For quite a while, I used the A through F, but I found it very limiting — to the point that I found myself grading wines as a C+/B- which I guess is either a C++ or a B–.…

Will Lenn Be the Biggest Loser?


It seems that most everyone says they are going to lose weight at the beginning of every year, but I know that I rarely follow through with it. But this year, I’m going to try to be the biggest loser. I have to admit that I’ve never watched the TV show "The Biggest Loser" but starting Monday I’ll be taking part in a local version with several of the teachers (with some spouses sprinkled in) at Nena’s school. For the next 16 weeks I’ll have to weigh in once a week and report back to my team and to the…