Stars, bling, bullion, gongs, points, numbers all getting a bit too average as serious ratings
I'm sick of stars and numbers. Back when Johnny Rotten was growing bumfluff and I swapped writing about rocks and rock music for rating wines on the magazines, I inherited the standard five star system, which was no big deal.
Put very simply, whether it's the wine shows or the shiny mags or books, the system of scoring wines has not done much to improve the average quality of the wines made in Australia. Rather, the scores are awarded according to fad, fashion, and what needs to be sold, usually as dictated to the judging teams by their chair.