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Wine Prices - Italian and Australian wine prices lists. The Wine PocketList is a guide to top-rated wines, using a system that delivers solid, usable ratings. We've rated thousands of wines, with new wines added continually as they are released and judged.

What are the definitions for the codes used in individual wine ratings?

Grade: [A-]
Our grades represent a composite score developed using our proprietary system to blend wine quality and scoring information.

Vintage: 1999
This describes both the year of the actual grape harvest as well as the year the wine was made.

Price: $12
The prices quoted in the Wine PocketList are the "suggested retail" prices quoted by the wineries and the distributors. Though these are close to what you'd pay at the winery, (and Less than half what you'll pay at a restaurant) you'll often find discounts of 20% and more off these prices at retail.

Individual Evaluations: IE: A, A-, B+
This represents the number of individual reviews and ratings on which the composite grade is based, primarily representing individual reviews in top wine periodicals converted to our scale.

Wine PocketList Exclusive Categories: WPL: BBC, W, S, B
There are four Exclusive PocketList categories, and many Wines rated by the PocketList will fall into one of these Special designations. There are also thousands of other Wines online that are great selections and don't necessarily fit into one of these four categories.

[W] Widely Available: These wines typically have bottling of 20,000 cases or more, making them widely available in most regions of the U.S.

[BBC] Top Buy-by-the-Case: Based on multiple, good reviews and a solid history, these are wines you can purchase by the case to grow your cellar with confidence today, and into the future!

[B] Bargain Wines: Top-rated wines for $10 or less. Most of these can go head to head with a typical $30 bottle sporting a fancy label…and beat it hands down.

[S] Splurge Wines: For most of us, spending more than $25 on a bottle of wine isn't something we do lightly. These are wines that, while more expensive, are well worth the price.


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