• “Very nice to hear the other side of the story, sounds like Robin is a liar.”
• “Thank you for this post. You have given quite a few additional details that Mr. Goldstein failed to mention. It appears on the surface that he is a dishonest person.”
• “An applause of appreciation for your endeavors... to handle this situation appropriately. And respect/kudos to laying out the facts in a very clear and concise manner. Well done.”
• “Wow, another person with to [sic] much time on their hands. To go to all that trouble, and for what?”
Perhaps, like Voltaire's God, Robin Goldstein is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh.
Update: We stand corrected — later in the comment thread, the Wine Spectator crowd does, in fact, get a bit negative ("I am feeling truly let down by your publication," etc.). It would seem that freedom of speech does indeed reign on these message boards; silly of us to suggest otherwise.
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