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Uncorked: Beware "score whores" in the wine world

With tens of thousands of producers worldwide, crazy foreign labels and huge differences in vintages, it's hard for the average consumer to figure out what wine to buy. The rating system changed the face of retail wine purchasing forever, empowering consumers. As much as this power has been a savior, it has become such a bastardized, corrupt and inconsistent system that the numbers assigned to wine often are meaningless.