My Rating System

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been trying out a rating system at the end of each post.  As the point of this blog isn’t just to taste and rate wines, but to find excellent everyday wines, it seems most appropriate to ask whether the wine I’m reviewing “is worth a glass after work.”  So, I’ve started asking that question of every bottle I open.  I’m trying to give a quick summary that includes the price I paid for the wine.  I may include food pairings, as well as any last minute thoughts.  Finally, each post will end with an “overall” rating of 1-5 corks—1 cork being the lowest and 5 corks being the highest.  

Generally speaking, this is what the ratings will look like:
Is this worth a glass after work?
No…it’s not worth dirtying a perfectly clean wine glass. (0-1.5 Corks)
Eh…if you have a bottle on hand, drink it, but I wouldn’t go searching it out either. (2-2.5 Corks)
Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll definitely have a decent, reliable glass of wine. (3 Corks)
Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. (3.5-4 Corks)
It’s worth more than one!  What are you waiting for? (4.5-5 Corks)

If you have any questions about the system or suggestions on how to improve it, just let me know!

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