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 have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 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 and most major social medias.
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