Eduardo Brethauer is a journalist, writer and traveler. Author of the hilarious wine guide Vinos con Cuento. Owner and Wine Editor of Vitis Magazine. Member of the Circle of Wine Writers, La Commenda Major de Rosselló and Círculo de Cronistas Gastronómicos y de Vino de Chile. Founder of Vignadores de Carignan, a unique association of producers that reinvented a viticultural tradition of 5 centuries in Maule Valley. He doesn’t believe in scores. “They’re fuckin’ stupid”, claims. He and his brilliant collaborators are always seeking for character and identity. Their goal is to rescue and put in value wines, spirits and food treasures from forgotten corners of the world.
I don't believe in the 100 point scale. It is reductionist and fallacious (the scores published in most guides range between 90 and 100, therefore it is a 10-point scale). I don't believe in perfection either. It is boring and suspicious. Many wines with 89 points are more attractive and interesting, like a beautiful face with a disruptive mole. This scoring system also exposes the objectivity and impartiality of critics. I'd rather deliver tin medals, claim the tasting note, tell the story behind each wine, bring this fascinating world to today's and tomorrow's consumer.