JPOC's wine rating guide
All wine on the website is given a rating. Many wine experts arrive at ratings by adding up the scores that they award for various aspects of the wine - the nose, colour, taste, after taste etc. I aim for a simpler and cruder rating that tries to give you an idea of how happy I felt when drinking the wine. In case you are interested, this is how my ratings are awarded:
Quality Ratings
10/10: Float me off to heaven and let the angels spoonfeed me with ambrosia, I am in rapture.

9/10: Exceptionally good. I'll have another case please.

8/10:Very good, most satisfying.

7/10: A good wine. Nothing nasty here.

6/10: Thoroughly drinkable, enjoyable but not special.

5/10: You'd rather that you had chosen something else but if this is what you have got then this is what you will drink.

4/10: I'll drink it but that's it.

3/10: I will not drink this but I will cook with it.

2/10 I will pour this down the sink, it's disgusting.

1/10 I'm not touching this. I will put it in a dark corner with biohaz warnings and call the council to dispose of it. It's a miracle that it didn't etch its way out of the bottle. Drinking snake venom would be preferred.

Value Ratings
How do I assign a value rating to a wine?

Well, I used to just give a subjective number that reflected the price and quality.

Then, I tried a more objective scheme. I have my own idea of what I should pay for a wine in each of the categories that I list and the value rating was obtained by subtracting the rating for that price from the rating that I give to the wine.

I decided that it was too confusing and so I now rate values with different degrees of above and below average for the price.

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