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Reading Beyond the Lines of Top 100 Lists

With but one thin page left on the calendar, media of all sorts are chiming in with “Best of 2009” and “The Year in _____” lists. With respect to wine, that means it’s time for Top 100 lists. This year, I thought it would be interesting to analyze the five major Top 100 lists by focusing not on the recommended wines, but rather on the tastemakers behind them. Let’s take a closer look…
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W.R. Tish, Founding Editor

W. R. Tish, known in the wine trade simply as Tish, has been writing and speaking about wine and food for more than two decades. As editor of Wine Enthusiast magazine from 1988 to 1998, he re-worked the...