Consumers' awareness of wine critics
Wine Intelligence have recently published the results of a survey on the awareness on the part of consumers of wine critics (see their report). Sample size isn't huge, but the results show that 29% of regular wine drinkers show that they are influenced by critics. Which ones? Interesting question. Oz Clarke is the one they've come across most in the last six months. The list is posted here (click on the image for a bigger one if you can't read it). I was pleased to be on it, and also pleased that wineanorak is recognized, as well as my newspaper column, although I clearly have some work to do to climb the charts. If I'm honest, I'm disturbed by some of the names higher up in the list, as well as pleased by some of those lower down or absent!