The wine rating systems we use at WineLegend.com are some of the toughest of the wine industry rating systems. These are also some of the common and the most valued by many wine enthusiasists all over the world. Here, we list each of these rating systems and the procedures in detail.
50-69 points wine: Not a good wine.
70-74 points wine: Below Average wine
75-79 points wine: Average wine
80-84 points wine: Good wine
85-89 points wine: Very Good wine
90-94 points wine: Outstanding wine
91-93 points wine: Excellent wine
94-96 points wine: Exceptional wine
97-99 points wine: Extraordinary wine
100 Points wine: A wine very likely born extraordinary in an exceptional vintage
Top Wine Rating Systems
Wine Advocate (WA): One of the most respected wine rating systems is the one developed by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate. We believe that this rating system is the top in the industry. Read more here.
Wine Spectator (WS): Wine Spectator ratings are next most trusted to Robert Parker Ratings. WS involves in wine ratings, wine news, restaurant wine list ratings, wine travel information, etc. and is a bi-weekly Wine Magazine. It is a commercial Magazine with advertisements. Read more here.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): A New publication growing out of The Wine Enthusiast catalog of wine accessories. Perhaps not as regarded as The Wine Spectator, they nonetheless taste and rate a large quantity of wines in their monthly issue. Read more here.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): Stephen Tanzer has served as Senior Editor and wine columnist for Food & Wine magazine and wine columnist for Forbes. He wrote the 1998 and 1999 editions of Food & Wine Magazine's Official Wine Guide. Read more here.