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By Dan Clarke
In the matter of tasting wines, the bell curve comes to mind.
In my own version of this theory, about 90% of what you taste is just . . . wine.
Certainly, some examples are better than others, but this large category doesn’t lend itself to instant judgements. Enough concentration is necessary to analyze and rate these wines to nearly rob any pleasure from the exercise. It’s easier on the fringes, where maybe 5% of what you taste is lousy and another 5% really lights up your day. A wine from that latter category led to my meeting Brad Binko.