2008 Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bourgogne Couvent des Jacobins


He says: Simple, boring, and a short finish. Damn, this sucked.

She says: A most uninspiring wine not worthy of its $27 price tag.

2009 Lindemans Shiraz Bin 50


He says: The Aussies are having a laugh.

She says: …for me was at least drinkable (but only just).

2009 Yellow Tail Shiraz


She says: It makes me sad that this is what a lot of consumers think of when they think of Aussie wine. If I was ‘playing by my rules’ as Yellow Tail advertise, I would not serve this at all.

He says: Made to please the masses of the easy-drinking wine drinking public, it’s easy to see why this sells as well as Welch’s grape juice, and I don’t mean to criticize Welch’s.

2008 Donnafugata Sedàra Sicilia IGT


He says: This wine is so disappointing for $20, especially considering all the other great values out of Italy at the same price. Stick with a Valpolicella, or an Aglianico, or a six-pack of Peroni.

She says: After hearing great things recently about Sicilian wine this was nothing short of a big disappointment!

Wine truths

“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”
by Frank Sinatra

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.