The Certified Truth

Back in the early 1980s through the early 2000s, the numeric scoring of wines was a pretty credible source for the wine oenophile to search for a wine that they may like. Prolific wine writers like James Laube and Robert Parker were two of the most powerful men in the industry. It was always exciting to flip through trade magazines like The Wine Spectator (Laube) or The Wine Advocate (Parker) to see what iconic wine got the highest score or what value priced, 88 point rated wine, was available at our local wine shops. It was educational with each month’s issue.

This all changed with the rise of social media and smartphones. Today, slick blog sites pay wine critics to give high scores to mostly average wines. Additionally, a score of 95 points, that was once an exceptional score, is now the norm.

Other sites give you community scoring from anyone who tasted the wine.Those once unique magazines have become tired and insignificant in a fast-paced world after their executives are not willing or able to change with the times.

My opinion is not about revisiting the past, but changing the future. Legacy in a Glass is offering an opportunity to all wineries working hard in the vineyard who are using all the best practices in making a wine vintage after vintage and are looking for a company to review them honestly and truthfully. There is no fee for us to review your wine. Let’s get back to a time when a 95-point score was the exception not the rule. If this concept is of interest to you, please contact