How does your rating system help wine lovers consistently find the
best wines, the best wine prices and the best wine values?
A Rating Scale Everyone Can Understand and Use
Most of us are familiar with the 100-point system used by many of the
top wine magazines. But we've seen experts and everyday wine lovers alike
prove that this system alone can't assure consistent results. One reason
is that different reviewers apply it differently. Another is that each
of us has a different taste bias.
Then there are other systems, such as the highly-regarded U.C. Davis
20 point system, and The Connoisseur's Guide to Wine well-known
"puff" scale. How can one system take all these into account in a way
everyone can understand? The answer: letter grades.
Letter Grades; Only B+ or Better Included!
At the Wine PocketList, we search and compile wine reviews and ratings
from the world's most highly regarded wine publications, and select only
those wines that fit our parameters. Then our highly acclaimed proprietary
system crunches the numbers to deliver a score that each of us can easily
understand: letter grades.
By using A+, A, A- and B+ (anything lower and it's not special enough
for a recommendation) we give you a better sense of what wines are worth
a try based on their prices, how much you like the Varietal, what you
know about the wineries' past wines, etc. A $10 A- Chardonnay? You bet
we'll try it! Whether American, Italian, Australian, French, or wines
from any other wine-producing region, our ratings are unbiased and comprehensive.