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Arbitrary Red Wine Comparison, 60 wine list, updated 08/2015

posted 5 Jan 2015, 23:21 by Markus Helander   [ updated 13 Aug 2015, 11:33 ]

I guess I'm a friend of red wine. I like to have a glass every now and then. I also like to pour a whole bottle down in good company.

A few years back I thought it would be nice to know what are the wines that I've liked - to have sort of a wine diary. To see if there is a type of red wine I prefer or is my taste taking me all over the place.

There's a simple rating system. Nothing fancy. Just a practical way of typing down with numbers if I liked it or not. And it is really arbitrary. But it gives a nice base line, I think.

A disclaimer type of line first. This list is to be considered arbitrary at best. The wines are rated with a "company value" in mind, meaning that the wines are perfect when enjoyed with company, hopefully with other bottles of wine on the table. No fish, no beef, no veal. Just a friend or two.

Rating goes:

Five: When in doubt, get this wine.
Four: Surely recommendable to friends and foes.
Three: Friend-zoned in to mediocrity.

Two: Steer clear, barely A for effort.

One: Suitable for sauces, soups and sewers near you.

The list is first sorted by the rating and after that by price. So on the top, there is the cheapest red wine rated 5. The bottom has the most expensive rated 1.

Maybe at some point I'll revisit the Rated Five, but until then I just keep growing the list.