When serving as an official judge at organized professional tasting events, I am often tasked to rate wines and spirits on a 100-point scale taking into consideration complexities like appearance, smell, taste, body, finish, price and so on.
At home, Dean and I think about these factors, but we really just
decide whether or not the stuff tastes good enough to drink. If not, we dump the
contents down the drain and recycle the bottle: Life is too short to drink
anything that tastes bad. Fortunately, most often things do taste good; though,
sure, sometimes they're just okay, other times yummy and once in awhile
On this blog, I'm not going to assign numerical scores. It
seems far less important to know that something got 82 points than that it's
worth drinking. So we'll take all that techy stuff into consideration, but just
keep things easy and give a thumbs up to the stuff we like.