I tend to agree with Bill. For me, it's a harmless exercise of making guesses as to what the Spectator staff thinks is tasty/exciting/who knows? I used to go out and try to buy 3 or 4 bottles of what I thought would win--not to re-sell or anything, just to drink. I never got it right, but my worst case scenario was that I ended up with some pretty tasty bottles (like the 2010 St. Cosme Gigondas or the 2007 Flaccianello). I even had some friends over to drink some of the different WOTY's that I happened to have (heck, I'm still sitting on a Clos Apalta, and a couple of the Shafer Relentless). I don't pay as much attention anymore--I blame my kids for sucking the life out of me-- but it certainly doesn't harm my enjoyment of the wines on the list.