About WineExpress.com Wine Ratings
Customer Rating

Our Customer Rating reflects the general opinion of everyone who has purchased wine from WineExpress.com and wrote a review about their selection. Customers' individual assesments of a particular wine are indicated with wine glass icons (instead of oft-used stars). Those wine glasses are totaled and averaged to represent the overall Customer rating of that wine.
1 Glass = Poor - 2 Glasses = Fair - 3 Glasses = Good -  4 Glasses = Excellent - 5 Glasses = Outstanding.

Expert Rating

WineExpress.com Director: Josh Farrell
Our Expert Rating reflects the assessment of Josh Farrell, WineExpress.com's Wine Director, and a panel of experienced wine industry professionals. The former Cellar Master and Sommelier at New York's prestigious Windows on the World Restaurant, Farrell heads the rating process using the 100 Point Scale, the expert-devised system for rating wine based on color, aroma, taste, and mouthfeel.
80-82 = Acceptable
83-86 = Good 87-89 = Very Good
90-93 = Excellent 94-97 = Superb 98-100 = Classic
In addition, we also include expert reviews from major publications such as Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, Wine News, International Wine Cellar, Tasting Panel, Connoisseur's Guide, Burghound, James Suckling, Jancis Robinson, Decanter Magazine, and Beverage Testing Institute.
These are indicated by their respective initials:
AP - Asian Palate
BC - Bob Campbell MW
BD - Beverage Dynamics
BH - Burghound
BTI - Beverage Testing Institute
CC - Critics Challange
CM - Cheers! Magazine
CG - Connoisseur's Guide
CSF - California State Fair
CT - Cellar Tracker
DM - Decanter Magazine
ISC - International Sommelier Challenge
IWR - International Wine Report
GG - Gilbert & Galliard, French Wine Experts
JD - Jeb Dunnuck
JH - James Halliday
JR - Jancis Robinson, Decanter Magazine
JS - James Suckling
JWP - Just Wine Points
NCWC - North Coast Wine Challenge
PD - Press Democrat
PR - Pinot Review
SC - Sommelier Challenge Competition
SH - Steve Heimoff
SJ - The Somm Journal
TA - Tim Atkin MW
TP - Tasting Panel
UWC - Ultimate Wine Challange
W&S - Wine & Spirits
WA - Wine Advocate
WC - Winemakers Challenge
WE - Wine Enthusiast
WN - Wine News
WRO - Wine Review Online
WS - Wine Spectator V - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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