After I published a post about the very personal and idiosyncratic nature of 100-point scores given out by Robert Parker and co., on my own blog The Wine Case, I was struck by the angle a certain number of commentators took, as they reacted to this story.
Ultimately, those of us who write about wine are looking for the best way to describe an experience that is inherently personal and subjective. Is there anything wrong with using scores to accomplish this? I think this is something each writer has to answer for themselves.
Iconic news anchor Walter Cronkite passed away this summer. Amongst the many praises and remembrances of his character and career, one thing stuck out -- he never made himself the story. Cronkite was a trusted conveyor of information, always heralded for his objectivity.