You’ve probably noticed that we rate our wines on a 5-star scale and invite you to do the same. If you’ve spent a lot of time looking at wine ratings, you might be familiar with Wine Spectator‘s popular 100-point scale, and you may be wondering why we’re not using it. Well, those points are great if you’re a wine connoisseur and know all about them, but for the rest of us that system is a bit too complicated. We’re trying to keep this simple, remember?
Our ratings are based on both taste and price, with taste being the predominant factor. Here’s the lowdown:
5 Stars – Are we dead? This is heaven.
4 Stars – Ooooh yummy. Let’s buy more of this, it’s worth every penny and more.
3 Stars – This is good! It’s worth about what we paid for it.
2 Stars – This is drinkable, but we’re not buying it again.
1 Stars – We can’t even finish the bottle. We’re using this for cooking or tossing it altogether.
0 Stars – A zero star wine would be a wine that had turned or was rancid. We’re hoping we never attempt to rate one of these.