Obsess + Excess = Success
Issue: December 15, 2002
Wine critics are itinerant fortune-tellers. We drift from winery to winery, tasting from barrel and bottle, with anxious winemakers eager (or not) to see if we recognize the greatness of their wines. You might think that we can't imagine what it's like for them, but we can: Writers feel no different when they submit their copy to editors.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2002.