This week, Wine Crush did a little experiment to find out how much ratings really affected your purchase. 

We used two friends of the Wine Crush- Gary Oikemus, who has been a previous guest host on the show and Laura Smailes, one of our producers here on the show.   Gary has a strong wine background and Laura has very little.  Neither of them knew what the show had in store for them.  We did a segment on white wines and one segment on red wines.  When they came into the studio, the had a glass already poured for them.  The only thing I told them was that it had been Parker rated.  I wanted to get their unbiased opinion on each of the wines.  The results are interesting, and they prove the point that I have tried to instill into all the listeners...."Drink what you like, NOT what you are told."  Ratings can be a good thing, but you have to watch the extent that it affects what you are trying and buying.  Let me know what you think of ratings and how you do (or don't) use them to help guide you in your purchases....   lauralawson@winecrush.com