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Whining&dining

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I think there'd need to be evidence of a pattern of multiple accounts for any claim of artificially boosting ratings to hold up.

A single rating isn't going to make much difference, and it seems much more likely to me that Mr Clark just personally likes some of the wines Vinomofo sells! (Shocker.) Counter conspiracy theory: maybe mof_ only sells them because he rates them five stars?

Using Vivino (or cellar tracker etc.) to track wines is hardly unusual, and 47 wines rated is probably a pretty standard number, even on the low side, for someone relatively into wine - it's certainly a lot lower a count than you'd expect if he were intentionally 5-starring everything mof_ sells.
I think you might have misread my original post, I didn't state that he was rating 5 stars for everything VM sells only that all the wines are VM currently or previously offered wines and that they were all scored 5 stars with the exception of one at 4.8 I believe. I 'm no statistician but some of the wines on Vivino have only a handful of reviews and a 5 star rating can make a substantial difference. It's the principal of the matter that mildly bothers me but as I am just about to place another order with VM to use some credit that is sitting in my account I'm hardly losing sleep over it...
 

kevviek

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He seems to be a very generous rater (5.0 on average) and an avid lover of VM offerings by looking at the wines that he rated!
yep, I think that is what is commonly referred to as a “conflict of interest”. Out of 47 reviews all except one are 5 star (definitely wouldn’t be buying the 4.8 rated wine!). Sam Kim eat your heart out…
 

B3nno

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I think you might have misread my original post, I didn't state that he was rating 5 stars for everything VM sells only that all the wines are VM currently or previously offered wines and that they were all scored 5 stars with the exception of one at 4.8 I believe. I 'm no statistician but some of the wines on Vivino have only a handful of reviews and a 5 star rating can make a substantial difference. It's the principal of the matter that mildly bothers me but as I am just about to place another order with VM to use some credit that is sitting in my account I'm hardly losing sleep over it...
Great detective work! I can see there's 1 x 4.5 rating for a Languedoc-Roussillon with 1 x 5.0 for this category so averages his Languedoc-Roussillon category to 4.8. Every other thing is 5.0 and a lot of familiar VM wines (and a lot which have averages far below 5.0!).

Quite dodgy/disappointing.
 

sihyonkim

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Hi all,
just got an email regarding this wine, any idea?
Been chasing some slightly aged wines lately.
Cheers
Think it could be this:

 
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Whining&dining

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Got the usual email from VM with "personalised offerings" from the lovely Charlotte and think that I have managed to guess correctly the identity of this 2016 Shiraz: 93 Points - James Halliday
"A wagon-full of aromas and flavours that allow a constant play-off between savoury acidity through to a vibrant red and purple fruit-filled finish."
This family producer has been a staple of the region since the mid-19th century and planted their vineyard back in the 1860’s. This wine, their flagship Shiraz, pays homage to their founder and great grandfather, a true pioneer of Australian wine. Pretty confident that it has to be this Auld Family Wines William Patrick Shiraz | Vivino
 

redbigot

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Got the usual email from VM with "personalised offerings" from the lovely Charlotte and think that I have managed to guess correctly the identity of this 2016 Shiraz: 93 Points - James Halliday
"A wagon-full of aromas and flavours that allow a constant play-off between savoury acidity through to a vibrant red and purple fruit-filled finish."
This family producer has been a staple of the region since the mid-19th century and planted their vineyard back in the 1860’s. This wine, their flagship Shiraz, pays homage to their founder and great grandfather, a true pioneer of Australian wine. Pretty confident that it has to be this Auld Family Wines William Patrick Shiraz | Vivino
First offered August 06 2021 and again January 22 2022.

Was $19.90 at DM as an Under Wraps but now OOS https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_MYSTERY427/under-wraps-barossa-shiraz-2016 https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_65649/auld-family-wines-barossa-william-patrick-shiraz-2016
 
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Rug

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Got the usual email from VM with "personalised offerings" from the lovely Charlotte and think that I have managed to guess correctly the identity of this 2016 Shiraz: 93 Points - James Halliday
"A wagon-full of aromas and flavours that allow a constant play-off between savoury acidity through to a vibrant red and purple fruit-filled finish."
This family producer has been a staple of the region since the mid-19th century and planted their vineyard back in the 1860’s. This wine, their flagship Shiraz, pays homage to their founder and great grandfather, a true pioneer of Australian wine. Pretty confident that it has to be this Auld Family Wines William Patrick Shiraz | Vivino
A very nice drop it is too.
 

aussiel

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VM is offering Visa card holder 16% off
use code VISAVDAY during 31/1/22-14/2/22 to receive 16% off sitewide.

Quite good if there are anything you are interested in.

I don't think you can stack though.

No joy for me with VISAVDAY:
Voucher can only be used by new members, sorry. and Voucher can only be used on your first order, sorry.
 

YNWAJUVEN

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Hi all,
Quick report on the Sophia. Had the second bottle on Saturday, 2.5hrs decant. This time much more fruit on the nose and palate than the first bottle, still very smooth and refine. Pretty big bottle variation IMO.
Anybody had similar experience?
Cheers
 

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