Layman’s Guide to the 100 Point Wine Scale

by Darcy O'Neil on December 2011

When I was at the Moscow Barshow (September 2011) I had the opportunity to judge the cocktail competition that pitted the best bartenders in Russia against one another. Robert "Drinkboy" Hess was also one of the judges and afterwards we had a discussion on the best way to rate cocktails in a competition. The discussion is ongoing and at some point we'll probably have some refinements, meanwhile I've been doing some digging around and looking at other rating scales.

Obviously, Robert Parker's 100 point wine scale is one of the most well know in the drink world. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the 100 point spread, but then again I'm not rolling aroud in gads of money like Mr. Parker. So, to help people better understand the "100 Point Wine Scale" I have come up with an infographic explaining the different point ranges. Enjoy

Wine Rating Guide Title Less than 50 is not wine Spontaneous grape juice fermentation Bum wines like Thunderbird and Mad Dog Foxy wines made from Labrusca grapes Jug Wines for the hillbilly hootenanny Chateua good enough like Two Buck Chuck Panty Remover Decent Wine Great Wine Excellent Wine Oneophile Wine The Best Wine Ever