WineStatistics: a well-structured and easy to use wine rating system


WineStatistics is a wine tasting non-profit community. The goal is to provide wine professionals and wine enthusiasts with a flexible tool that will allow them to compare wines side by side. For example, to compare a wine that you have already tasted, to a wine you only intend to taste or buy.

Founders are trying to blend a science (mainly descriptive statistics) with wine, where the end result is a well-structured and easy to use wine rating system. Thanks to the person working on statistics – a certified sommelier, with a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, licensed in statistics, with a master degree in economics and hands-on experience in machine learning we have a well-functioning system.

The purpose of this rating system is to guide throughout the multitude of wines available in the wine stores, or simply help to choose the right wine for a special dinner tonight, saving time and money in the process. In addition, the rating system is so convenient that you can replace the original rating with your own, based on your observations and taste. Simply replace the default marks with your rating and then make a sum of the obtained results and you will get your own wine rating. There are no rights or wrongs, nor perfect evaluations – everyone has their own sensory profile and taste preferences. WineStatistics ratings and reviews are a freeware product so you can use and share it without further notifications, as long as you mention the source.

The fundament of the WineStatistics´ system is a well-detailed wine tasting table, which divides a wine’s profile into 10 equivalent elements, grouped in 4 categories: visual aspect, olfactory aspect (the nose), gustatory aspect (the palate) and finale. Each category has its own weight, based on its importance in the wine profile.The maximum rating a wine can get is 100 pts, as a result, each element can get maximum 10 points, which represents exactly 1/10th of the maximum score.

To simplify the wine rating system, WineStatistics introduced a radial wine diagram, where every branch represents one of the wine profile elements, described above. The perfect wine (a 100 pts wine) will have a full grown, round diagram.

The cherry-on-the-top of the WineStatistics rating system is presented as a wine recommendation table. The purpose of  the rating system is to guide you to find the appropriate wine, or simply help to choose the right wine from the multitude found in the wine stores, saving time and money.