White Discrimination?

Do critics rate white wines less highly than red wines regardless of price, vintage, and region? Maybe critics think white wines are inherently less complex than reds (which  could then account for score disparity). What’s up with scores when it comes to white wines vs red wines anyway? In a fascinating new study, journalist Jeff Siegel and data scientist Dr. Suneal Chaudhary reviewed major wine periodicals and analyzed almost 62,000 wine scores dating back to the 1970s. Their work, published in Meininger’s Wine Business International revealed that critics do seem to favor red wines over white. Among their findings: red wines are 20% more likely than white wines to be rated over 90 points. You can read the whole intriguing study here.

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