- Jul 7, 2016
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...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.