Joshua Greene (wine)

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Joshua Greene is an American wine critic, and the publisher and editor-in-chief of Wine & Spirits.[1]

Having graduated from Princeton University in 1981, Greene pursued a career in the magazine publication industry. After a period of acting as a consultant for Wine & Spirits, Greene eventually purchased the magazine in 1989.[1]

Greene has been an outspoken critic of the 100 point wine rating system, though he has himself applied it in Wine & Spirits since 1994.[2][3] He has stated, "I don’t think it's a very valuable piece of information", and, "Even though ratings of individual wines are meaningless, people think they are useful", although adding, "One can look at the average ratings of a spectrum of wines from a certain producer, region or year to identify useful trends".[3] Greene will publish one Wine & Spirits issue annually which features no scores.[2]

A Greene 2008 presentation talk at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, CA. titled "2008 Restaurant Wine Trends", addressed the changing patterns of the wine industry.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b Our critics
  2. ^ a b Rivlin, Gary, The New York Times (August 13, 2006). Wine Ratings Might Not Pass the Sobriety Test
  3. ^ a b Mlodinow, Leonard, Wall Street Journal (November 20, 2009). A Hint of Hype, A Taste of Illusion
  4. ^ Greene, Joshua, Wine & Spirits (January 30, 2008). 2008 Restaurant Wine Trends Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Parzen, Jeremy, (February 3, 2008). A Shot Heard Round the (Wine) World