Wine ratings. They have long been a source of tension, discussion and angst in the wine world. And with Blake Gray’s recent piece in the San Francisco Chronicle last week about the 100-point scale, it's hot on the blogs once again.
It's also something that I've wrestled with here on LENNDEVOURS for quite a while. Long-time readers will remember that I used to offer grades...A through F. Then, I decided that I didn't like that system and wasn't sure what to move to.
So, I moved away form rating/grades altogether. After all, I try to write reviews--you know, actual words--that tell you far more than any number or grade could.
But now Tim over at Winecast has proposed a wine blog-wide standard rating system...a 5-star system.
I'd actually been considering the 5-star system for a while now anyway. Several wine community sites use similar systems, it seems fair, and it is easy to understand. There's a reason that so many non-wine industries use the system, after all. And now Tim brings up several other good reasons for it.
Here at LENNDEVOURS, my goal is always to provide you, my readers, with the information you want. It's not about me...it's about you. So, with that in mind, we're going to be democratic.
Which of the following systems would you like LENNDEVOURS to use for rating wines:
- 5-star system
- 100-point system
- No system at all.
You can either leave a comment below, or email me directly. Voting will remain open for a week or so.