Check out this interesting alternative to the 100-point scale on www.savoreachglass.com.
Jennifer Jordan touches on the importance of personal taste and context in wine ratings and outlines a contextual rating system “for the new millennium.” She suggests that each wine have three distinct ratings: the Party Goer Rating, the Lovers Rating, and the Connoisseuur Rating. The idea is to take social context into consideration: Is this wine good for a romantic date? Will it go well with BBQ potato chips?
Way to go SavorEachGlass for thinking outside the bottle. You, my faithful readers, are not doing such a good job. Are you all so attached to numbers that you cannot imagine how to describe your own tastes in other terms?
Let’s do an exercise. Fill in the blank.
When I drink a really delicious wine, I imagine myself _______.
Wines that I don’t like very much make me _______.
The first thing I look for when buying a bottle is _______.
I refuse to comment on wine blogs because _______.
Irreverence, people. Don’t take your wine so seriously.