Common Wine Misconceptions
1. Screw Cap = Cheap Wine
If you were a winemker, wouldn’t you want the promise that your wine would stay bacteria free, regardless of whether the use is a cork or a cap?
2. Sweetness & Fruitiness are the Same Thing
The chances of a sweet red wine finding its way to your table is not too likely since most red wines are vinified dry, or off-dry.
3. Red Wine = Headaches because of the Sulphur it Contains
Not true unless you have a Sulphur allergy, otherwise, impose a “1 bottle limit”.
4. Cooking wine should be the cheapest thing you can find.
If you can’t drink it, don’t cook with it.
About the 100 – Point Scale
Ratings reflect how high our sommeliers regard each wine relative to other wines in its category and are based on potential quality- i.e., how good the wine will be at its peak. The score summarizes the wines overall quality; the tasting note describes the wine’s style and character.
95-100 – Classic: a great wine
90-94 – Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style
85-89 – Very good: a wine with special qualities
80-84 – Good: a solid, well made wine
75-79 – Mediocre: A drinkable wine that may have minor flaws
50-74 – Not recommended