Correlation between 20 point and 100 point rating system

Discussion in 'Wine Talk' started by Trx, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Trx

    Trx New Member AWS Wine Judge

    I would appreciate opinions on comparing the AWS 20 point scoring system with popular 100 point systems.
    I found that each publication has different meanings for scores in their 100 point scale. A 90 in one system is a silver, in another a gold. It is truly arbitrary.
    Wine Spectator tasters review wines on the following 100-point scale:
    · 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
    A possible correlation from aws 20 point scale to 100. This gives AWS silver medals 90 – 93 points and golds > 94.
    Your thoughts?
    20 = 100
    19.5 = 99
    19 = 98
    18 .5 = 97
    18 = 96
    17.5 = 95
    17 = 94
    16.5 = 93
    16 = 92
    15.5 = 91
    15 = 90
    14.5 = 89
    14 = 88
    13.5 = 87
    13 = 86
    12.5 = 85
    12 = 84
    11.5 = 83
    11 = 82
    10.5 = 81
    10 = 80
    <10 = who cares?
     
  2. flyingron

    flyingron Administrator Staff Member AWS Wine Judge

    That's about how I compute it. Multiply the UCDavis 20 point score by 2 and then add 60.
     
  3. Dave Caruso

    Dave Caruso New Member AWS Wine Judge

    I typically correlate the AWS with the WS/WA ratings the following way:
    100 = 20
    97 = 19.5
    95 = 19
    93 = 18.5
    90 = 18
    87 = 17.5
    85 = 17
    87 = 16.5
    80 = 16
    ...............and so on. I just interpolate from my score, based on 20 point scale to the 100 point scale.
    Hope this helps.
     

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