How do you score wine?

I score wine based on the traditional 100 point system which is what the best in the world use.  While lately it seems no one gives scores under 90 points you will see wines less than that with 3 Day Wine Review.  A wine that is $10 and 85 points is a great buy!

Click on this link for more information on my scoring system.

Do I accept free samples to review?

Yes however it does not assure a good review.  If I don't feel the wine represents a good QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) I probably will not publish it on my blog.  Any wine I purchase will be posted on my blog.

Do I have a favorite wine shop in the Twin Cities?

Yes.  Several wine shops in the Twin Cities offer good selection and pricing (normally on their sales).  You will learn more about them in upcoming Blog Posts.

I also have wine shops in the Twin Cities that I would not promote due to mainly their high pricing.  My fellow wine educators think that average customer service is a reason to pay $5 to $10 a bottle.

Check this out:

2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese trocken (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

$7 a bottle, yes that is true.  Average price on Cellar Tracker is $35.  Current price $60.

N.V. Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (USA, California, Napa Valley)

My typically price with tax $16.00

2 local shops have it for $24 and $33 with tax

2015 Tensley Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

3 day wine review 92 points

My price paid $19.50 with tax

1 local wine shop $31 with tax

2016 Mollydooker Shiraz The Boxer (Australia, South


$22.99 vs. $29.99

These two shops are less than 15 minutes apart.

If you want the absolute best pricing on all of your wine purchases join my Twin Cities Wine Club.  Go to the site here.


Do you give out bad scores and post them?

Yes.  Unlike other wine educators, wine writers and wine bloggers from the Twin Cities I am not worried about the free wine samples and free industry tastings.