Pros and Cons of Wine Points and Ratings Systems - IntoWineTV Episode 145

Much is written and debated concerning the 100 point rating scale, made popular by Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, and numerous others. Some say it has empowered consumers, others claim it has distorted wine prices, while still others say it has actually changed the quality of wine being produced. In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine panelists Bartholomew Broadbent, Michael Cervin, and Richard Jennings discuss the pros and cons of wine points and ratings systems. 

What is the long term impact of the 100 point rating system?

What is the pricing impact of getting an 89 versus a 90 rating?

Are consumers empowered or limited by the points and ratings? 

The panel discusses these issues and more. See previous IntoWineTV videos.


Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections

Michael Cervin, Wine, Food, & Travel Writer,

Richard Jennings, Founder,