Fans of the WineWeekly rating system, it looks like Vino Joe has been ripped off — by the snobs, no less !
Check out this post on the excellent wine trade blog, Fermentation. It explains that a new publication put together by sommeliers is adding up points for Aroma, Flavor, Structure, Length, and Balance (sound familiar?).
Unlike the WineWeekly system, they use a 15-point scale for all characteristics except Balance, where they use 40 points. Interesting math. Also unlike WineWeekly, the people creating the ratings are professional sommeliers, while Vino Joe is a professional … er … wine blogger?