A Review of My Reviews – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I was curious to know the average scores of other wine reviewers and looked for any sources that could give insight.  Unfortunately, those have not been tabulated or at least published.  I looked at my reviews to get an average and after all they are all published hence anyone could get that number.

My average review is 8.91145 (out of 10.0 Points) as of July 15, 2011.  I look at the number as somewhat of a bellwether–if the number was higher like 9.2 or 9.3 I could possibly attribute that to perhaps reviewing higher end wines or possibly my reviews were creeping higher over time.  Looking at the number shows restraint and careful adherence to the integrity of a rating scale that is logarithmic and that each subsequent 10th of a point is more difficult to achieve than the previous.

My wine ratings have never been issued beyond 9.6 and I do expect at some point that those wines will be coming and the only thing will be what if any wine will be a 10.0?  It may be hard to pinpoint or impossible to say what is a perfect or a 10.0 wine.

I will publish from time-to-time my average reviews– a great way to benchmark where my reviews are progressing.  Until then stay tuned for more individual wine reviews.



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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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