WS Wines of the Year - Looking for chart for 10+ years


For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted "Best of the Year."
I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to be desired. I recall an issue, some years back (maybe 4-5), that had a chart with past winners, but cannot locate it in my library - gotta' be there someplace. Surely, someone has a link to such a chart. I'm gussing that I need to look at about 10-15 years, so I can select the wines from my cellar. The larger the list, the easier it will be for me to have and to pull the wines.
I do not want this to digress into an argument of WS ratings, or WS vs RP, Jr, etc. If someone has a link to such a chart, I'd greatly appreciate it. I know, Google is my friend, but maybe I need to go take Boolean 101 again, as I could only get hits on the recent stuff.
TIA, Hunt
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Hunt
> For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > "Best of the Year." > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to > be desired. I recall an issue, some years back (maybe 4-5), that had a chart > with past winners, but cannot locate it in my library - gotta' be there > someplace. Surely, someone has a link to such a chart. I'm gussing that I need > to look at about 10-15 years, so I can select the wines from my cellar. The > larger the list, the easier it will be for me to have and to pull the wines. > > I do not want this to digress into an argument of WS ratings, or WS vs RP, Jr, > etc. If someone has a link to such a chart, I'd greatly appreciate it. I know, > Google is my friend, but maybe I need to go take Boolean 101 again, as I could > only get hits on the recent stuff. > > TIA, > Hunt
It's all in the question. Putting "wine spectator" and "wine of the year", along with 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000 yielded:
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Dale "George Boole" Williams :)
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DaleW
In article , Dwmidnt@aol.com says... [SNIP] > >It's all in the question. Putting "wine spectator" and "wine of the >year", along with 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000 yielded: >
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> >Dale "George Boole" Williams :)
OK, it's back to Boolean 101 for me. With about 12,000 "hits," the majority of them were for things like, "Best Red Wine Under $10... " etc. and I only got a few actual "Wine of the Year" ratings.
Thanks for the link. That is exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have to raid the cellar, and see how many examples (different vintages) I have for the auction lot.
Hunt
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Hunt
> For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > "Best of the Year." > >From the WS website for the last 20 years:
1988-Ch. Lynch Bages 1985 1989-Caymus SS 1984 1990-Beringer PR 1986 1991-Ch Beaucastel CNP 1989 1992-Ch.Pichon-Longueville-Baron 1989 1993 Ch Latour 1990 1994 Caymus SS 1990 1995-Penfolds Grange 1990 1996-Beringer PR 1994 1997-Fonseca/Taylor Fladgate VP 1994 (co-winners) 1998-CH Ducru-Beaucaillou 1995 1999-Ch. St Jean Cinq Cepages 1996 2000-Antinori Soliaia 1997 2001-Ornellaia 1998 2002-Guigel CNP 1999 2003-Palmoa Spring Mountain Merlot 2001 2004-CH Rieussec Sauternes 2001 2005-Phelps INsignia 2002 2006 Casanova di Neri Brnello Tenuta Nuova 2001
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Bi!!
> For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > "Best of the Year." > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to > be desired. I recall an issue, some years back (maybe 4-5), that had a chart > with past winners, but cannot locate it in my library - gotta' be there > someplace. Surely, someone has a link to such a chart. I'm gussing that I need > to look at about 10-15 years, so I can select the wines from my cellar. The > larger the list, the easier it will be for me to have and to pull the wines. > > I do not want this to digress into an argument of WS ratings, or WS vs RP, Jr, > etc. If someone has a link to such a chart, I'd greatly appreciate it. I know, > Google is my friend, but maybe I need to go take Boolean 101 again, as I could > only get hits on the recent stuff. > > TIA, > Hunt
Did you put "Wine of the year" in quotation marks when you used Google?
"Wine charts!? We ain't got no wine charts. We don't need no wine charts! I don't have to show you any stinking wine charts!!"
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UC
> > > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > > "Best of the Year." > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to > > be desired. I recall an issue, some years back (maybe 4-5), that had a chart > > with past winners, but cannot locate it in my library - gotta' be there > > someplace. Surely, someone has a link to such a chart. I'm gussing that I need > > to look at about 10-15 years, so I can select the wines from my cellar. The > > larger the list, the easier it will be for me to have and to pull the wines. > > > I do not want this to digress into an argument of WS ratings, or WS vs RP, Jr, > > etc. If someone has a link to such a chart, I'd greatly appreciate it. I know, > > Google is my friend, but maybe I need to go take Boolean 101 again, as I could > > only get hits on the recent stuff. > > > TIA, > > Hunt > > Did you put "Wine of the year" in quotation marks when you used > Google? > > "Wine charts!? We ain't got no wine charts. We don't need no wine > charts! I don't > have to show you any stinking wine charts!!"- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all of the years from 1988 on.
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Bi!!
> > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > > > "Best of the Year." > > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find > > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to > > > be desired. I recall an issue, some years back (maybe 4-5), that had a chart > > > with past winners, but cannot locate it in my library - gotta' be there > > > someplace. Surely, someone has a link to such a chart. I'm gussing that I need > > > to look at about 10-15 years, so I can select the wines from my cellar. The > > > larger the list, the easier it will be for me to have and to pull the wines. > > > > I do not want this to digress into an argument of WS ratings, or WS vs RP, Jr, > > > etc. If someone has a link to such a chart, I'd greatly appreciate it. I know, > > > Google is my friend, but maybe I need to go take Boolean 101 again, as I could > > > only get hits on the recent stuff. > > > > TIA, > > > Hunt > > > Did you put "Wine of the year" in quotation marks when you used > > Google? > > > "Wine charts!? We ain't got no wine charts. We don't need no wine > > charts! I don't > > have to show you any stinking wine charts!!"- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > > I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > of the years from 1988 on.
Well, there could be OTHER sources for "Wine of the year".
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UC
> > > > > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together = a mixed- > > > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be= different > > > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that = WS voted > > > > "Best of the Year." > > > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only= find > > > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leav= es a lot to > > > > be desired. > > > I didn't google it. =A0I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > > search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > > of the years from 1988 on. > > Well, there could be OTHER sources for "Wine of the year".- Hide quoted t= ext - > > - Show quoted text -
THe OP (HUnt) asked specifically in his request for "WS" or Wine Spectator. Are you being stupid or just a smart ass?
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Bi!!
> > > > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > > > > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > > > > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > > > > > "Best of the Year." > > > > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find > > > > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to > > > > > be desired. > > > > I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > > > search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > > > of the years from 1988 on. > > > Well, there could be OTHER sources for "Wine of the year".- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > > THe OP (HUnt) asked specifically in his request for "WS" or Wine > Spectator. Are you being stupid or just a smart ass?
Yes, but those WS lists may appear elsewhere, my friend!
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UC
> > > > > > > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put toget= her a mixed- > > > > > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages wil= l be different > > > > > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones t= hat WS voted > > > > > > "Best of the Year." > > > > > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can = only find > > > > > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine = leaves a lot to > > > > > > be desired. > > > > > I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > > > > search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists = all > > > > of the years from 1988 on. > > > > Well, there could be OTHER sources for "Wine of the year".- Hide quot= ed text - > > > > - Show quoted text - > > > THe OP (HUnt) asked specifically in his request for "WS" or Wine > > Spectator. =A0Are you being stupid or just a smart ass? > > Yes, but those WS lists may appear elsewhere, my friend!- Hide quoted tex= t - > > - Show quoted text -
Why look elsewhere for Wine Spectator Wine(s) of the Year when you can find them on their website? I'm not sure there are "other sources" for Wine Spectator WIne of the Year since it's they more than likely have a copyright.
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Bi!!
> > > > > > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put together a mixed- > > > > > > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages will be different > > > > > > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the ones that WS voted > > > > > > > "Best of the Year." > > > > > > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but can only find > > > > > > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Engine leaves a lot to > > > > > > > be desired. > > > > > > I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > > > > > search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > > > > > of the years from 1988 on. > > > > > Well, there could be OTHER sources for "Wine of the year".- Hide quoted text - > > > > > - Show quoted text - > > > > THe OP (HUnt) asked specifically in his request for "WS" or Wine > > > Spectator. Are you being stupid or just a smart ass? > > > Yes, but those WS lists may appear elsewhere, my friend!- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > > Why look elsewhere for Wine Spectator Wine(s) of the Year when you can > find them on their website? I'm not sure there are "other sources" > for Wine Spectator WIne of the Year since it's they more than likely > have a copyright.
You don't understand that it may actually be easier to find them with Google? They may have been deleted from WS but still listed somewhere else.
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UC
> > > > > > > > > > > > > For a charity "silent auction" lot, I'm attempting to put t= ogether a mixed- > > > > > > > > case of the WS "Wines of the Year." Obviously, the vintages= will be different > > > > > > > > in most instances, but the wines will be, otherwise, the on= es that WS voted > > > > > > > > "Best of the Year." > > > > > > > > > I've searched the WS site, and done a ton of Googling, but = can only find > > > > > > > > references to the most recent years. BTW, the WS Search Eng= ine leaves a lot to > > > > > > > > be desired. > > > > > > > I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and di= d a > > > > > > search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that li= sts all > > > > > > of the years from 1988 on. > > > > > > Well, there could be OTHER sources for "Wine of the year".- Hide = quoted text - > > > > > > - Show quoted text - > > > > > THe OP (HUnt) asked specifically in his request for "WS" or Wine > > > > Spectator. Are you being stupid or just a smart ass? > > > > Yes, but those WS lists may appear elsewhere, my friend!- Hide quoted= text - > > > > - Show quoted text - > > > Why look elsewhere for Wine Spectator Wine(s) of the Year when you can > > find them on their website? =A0I'm not sure there are "other sources" > > for Wine Spectator WIne of the Year since it's they more than likely > > have a copyright. > > You don't understand that it may actually be easier to find them with > Google? They may have been deleted from WS but still listed somewhere > else.- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
OK, one more time. Go to the Wine Spectator website, go to the search function on the homepage and type in "wine of the year", voila, they appear going back to 1988. It took all of about 15 seconds start to finish. Obviously they weren't easier to find at Google or Hunt would have found them there. In fact, when you do Google for Wine Spectator "wine of the year", many of the top responses take you to the Wine Spectator website. It's not that I don't understand that it "might have been easier....the fact is that it wasn't. Accept it and move on.
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Bi!!
In article , rvwrlee@aol.com says... > [SNIP] >I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a >search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all >of the years from 1988 on.
Actually, I started at the WS site, but got more viable info from Google, until you and DaleW came through. This is exactly what I needed.
Question: do you have a WS site account? I have a subscription to mag, but did not renew my Web site account after the first year that it was up. About all that I ever used was their restaurant ratings. Maybe I just didn't use the right search criteria.
As for the Google search, yes, I used the phrase "Wine of the Year," as you see it. However, much of what was returned was marketing hype about wines that have never made WOTY from WS. I also set Wine Spectator as a must "include," and a ton of pages didn't have any reference to WS, that I could find - curious.
Anyway, thanks for the info, as it is exactly what I need. Now I only have to see how many of these wines I have handy for the lot.
Appreciated, Hunt
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Hunt
> In article , > rvwrlee@aol.com says... >> > > [SNIP] > >>I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a >>search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all >>of the years from 1988 on. > > Actually, I started at the WS site, but got more viable info from Google,
Probably a bit too late to jump in here, but I have found that using Google is often better than using a website's provided search engine. To limit it to just that site, you would do something like:
["top 100" site:winespectator.com]
without the brackets. This will limit Google to only those pages hosted by the site in which you are interested. Of course, if they have restricted areas, Google maynot be able to index them. But oftentimes, I have found that it does. Somehow.
K
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In article , ktneely@astroturfgarden.com says... >> In article , >> rvwrlee@aol.com says... >>> >> >> [SNIP] >> >>>I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a >>>search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all >>>of the years from 1988 on. >> >> Actually, I started at the WS site, but got more viable info from Google, > > >Probably a bit too late to jump in here, but I have found that using >Google is often better than using a website's provided search engine. >To limit it to just that site, you would do something like: > >["top 100" site:winespectator.com] > >without the brackets. This will limit Google to only those pages >hosted by the site in which you are interested. Of course, if they >have restricted areas, Google maynot be able to index them. But >oftentimes, I have found that it does. Somehow. > >K
Thanks for the insight. I had not considered that criterion in Search. I'll experiment with it, and see if it narrows down the hits.
Thanks, Hunt
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Hunt
> > > In article , > > rvwr...@aol.com says... > > > [SNIP] > > >>I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > >>search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > >>of the years from 1988 on. > > > Actually, I started at the WS site, but got more viable info from Google, > > Probably a bit too late to jump in here, but I have found that using > Google is often better than using a website's provided search engine. > To limit it to just that site, you would do something like: > > ["top 100" site:winespectator.com] > > without the brackets. This will limit Google to only those pages > hosted by the site in which you are interested. Of course, if they > have restricted areas, Google maynot be able to index them. But > oftentimes, I have found that it does. Somehow. > > K
I made the point that WS itself may not be the best place to search, for various reasons.
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UC
> > > > > > > > In article , > > > rvwr...@aol.com says... > > > > [SNIP] > > > >>I didn't google it. =A0I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > > >>search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > > >>of the years from 1988 on. > > > > Actually, I started at the WS site, but got more viable info from Goo= gle, > > > Probably a bit too late to jump in here, but I have found that using > > Google is often better than using a website's provided search engine. > > To limit it to just that site, you would do something like: > > > ["top 100" site:winespectator.com] > > > without the brackets. =A0This will limit Google to only those pages > > hosted by the site in which you are interested. =A0Of course, if they > > have restricted areas, Google maynot be able to index them. =A0But > > oftentimes, I have found that it does. =A0Somehow. > > > K > > I made the point that WS itself may not be the best place to search, > for various reasons.- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
Let's see. If one is looking for WS Wines of the year, WS wouldn't be the best place to start....Hmmmmmm. I repeat...it took all of 15 seconds to find them on the WS site.
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Bi!!
> Let's see. If one is looking for WS Wines of the year, WS wouldn't be > the best place to start....Hmmmmmm. I repeat...it took all of 15 > seconds to find them on the WS site.
Bill, your blood pressure is rising. Actually mine is rising just listening to the conversation. Not that it takes much to send it up.
Relax, and lets have a drink. We can compare notes afterwards.
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> > > > > > > > In article , > > > > rvwr...@aol.com says... > > > > > [SNIP] > > > > >>I didn't google it. I went to The Wine Spectator website and did a > > > >>search for "WIne of the Year" they direct you to a page that lists all > > > >>of the years from 1988 on. > > > > > Actually, I started at the WS site, but got more viable info from Google, > > > > Probably a bit too late to jump in here, but I have found that using > > > Google is often better than using a website's provided search engine. > > > To limit it to just that site, you would do something like: > > > > ["top 100" site:winespectator.com] > > > > without the brackets. This will limit Google to only those pages > > > hosted by the site in which you are interested. Of course, if they > > > have restricted areas, Google maynot be able to index them. But > > > oftentimes, I have found that it does. Somehow. > > > > K > > > I made the point that WS itself may not be the best place to search, > > for various reasons.- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > > Let's see. If one is looking for WS Wines of the year, WS wouldn't be > the best place to start....Hmmmmmm. I repeat...it took all of 15 > seconds to find them on the WS site.
Not necessarily.
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UC
> On 18 Mar 2007 14:47:54 -0700 > > Let's see. =A0If one is looking for WS Wines of the year, WS wouldn't be > > the best place to start....Hmmmmmm. =A0I repeat...it took all of 15 > > seconds to find them on the WS site. > > Bill, your blood pressure is rising. =A0Actually mine is rising just list= ening to the > conversation. =A0Not that it takes much to send it up. > > Relax, and lets have a drink. =A0We can compare notes afterwards. > > -E > -- > Emery Davis > You can reply to ibmemeryama...@ebayadelkadell.applecom > by removing the well known companies > Questions about wine? =A0Visit
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No problem Emery, I was just testing him to see if he was suffering from some sort of personality disorder or if he was just an ordinary run of the mill troll. I think it's a bit of both but certainly he now has made my killfile list as a troll. I do have an advantage over most of you folks in that I live in the same city as he does, I know what he looks like and where he hangs out.
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