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Every wine lover likes to point out the differences in their wines from a 1 to a 100. On a 000-point scale they like to point out the differences between a 90 and a 91, or 68 and a 67, but now there is a new rating system in town, called the “Wine Lister” and it’s a 1000-Point wine rating system. Not so far into the future you could be rating them between 1 and 1000.

Now you’re probably skeptical, and I don’t blame you, so let me explain this a bit more in depth. According to the website, they gather up data from all over “to give a truly holistic assessment of each wine,” and the reason for a 1000-point system is because Wine Lister “can actually differentiate to this level of precision [which protects] the nuance and meticulousness of the exercise.”

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At this time, according to their press release, Wine Lister seems to have a total three different critics: Jancis Robinson, Antonio Galloni, and Bettane+Desseauve. One thing is for sure, a thousand point system could definitely give a more accurate and in-depth view on different wines than a one-hundred point system.

On the idea that a thousand point system is definitely better than a one hundred point system, you have to think. Sure sometimes a bit more in depth can really help, but you could also take it too far. Some might argue that if a thousand point system is better that a one hundred point system, wouldn’t say a one million point system be even better?

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Another question is why? There are a ton of online places and even books on different wine ratings,a wine-lister score, and wine scales. Why add another one to the mix when it could very well be unnecessary?

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So is the 000-point scale still going to be in use for a while, or will the 1000-point wine rating system take over? Will the wine ratings be in the one hundreds now or will the wine scales remain as they have been, how they seemed to have been doing fine. Will we see wines on the shelf with a wine-lister score of 892 or will they cease at 100? There are a lot of questions concerning this new wine system.

One thing is for certain, everything is a gamble, the uncertainty is whether or not Wine Lister was a worth the risk. It will definitely have to prove itself in order to be on any kind of success. While according to them they are a hub of information, do they have what it’ll take? While I could be wrong, I do believe a personal connection, that their algorithm can’t make, could be a key missing element here.

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