Tag Archives: 100 Point Rating Scale

Food & Wine Thursdays: 100 Points Redux

I feel silly again bringing up the topic of the futility of publicly rating wine on a 100-point scale, its innate uselessness, and its role as a net-detriment to wine and wine appreciation, but after SF Chronicle Wine Editor Jon … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Wine Spectator Inadvertently Falls On Its Sword

Let me tell you a story. There’s a medium-large winery in Australia’s Barossa Valley, producing Shiraz from the 2008 vintage. They bottle 18,000 cases of it. That wine receives a score of 94 points in Wine Spectator, just shy of … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: The 100 Point Scale is Dead, of Pity for Wine Hath it Died

I’ve been perplexed in the last several months by online screeds titled “In Defense of the 100 Point Rating Scale” or some variation thereof. My perplexity wasn’t that I disagreed with the articles’ reasoning or conclusion (although I usually did), … Continue reading

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