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The Wine Scoring System
It would be easy to assume only the world’s greatest wines get tasted and scored by professional critics, but that would be an illusion, the reality is many many wines get tasted and scored every year but only the producers of those that score well tend to shout about it. For example, the team at The Wine Advocate alone, taste and score around 30,000 wines each year, by definition many get scored ‘average’ (70 – 79 points on The Wine Advocate scale) so its unlikely the producer will publicise the score. Likewise there will be as many scored below average as there are above, for those below it wouldn’t make commercial sense for the producer to announce their wine is ‘below average’ or, as Jancis Robinson MW’s team call below average wines using their 20 point scale – ‘Deadly Dull’!
If you want to know more about how the scoring works or maybe you want to know who is and who isn’t a wine critic, all the information is here! If you have any other questions which we may not have covered, please do let us know.