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JamesSuckling.com reflects my thirty years of experience as a journalist and wine critic. From tasting notes and videos to blogs and events, this website focuses on the great wines of the world including Italy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Australia, New Zealand, California, Chile and Argentina.

I believe today's wine drinker deserves more than just written reviews and critiques. They need to see the place, the people and the evaluation process with their own eyes. In truth, there is a lot more to learn about wine than just numbers and prose.

We also taste thousands of wines every year. The ones in place generally aren't blind, but I take out paper bags for the bigger, more organized ones. I taste young wines both for the pleasure they give and for their potential for improvement with age. I was told at the beginning of my career that a wine of exceptional quality needs to improve with age, and I have believed in it ever since.

When evaluating mature wines, I put more emphasis on their current drinking pleasure. My team of editors follows the same wine review criteria. Finally, I evaluate using the 100-point scale. I have used this point system for nearly 25 years, and I still believe it is the easiest way to rate a wine, with its origins from elementary school in the United States.

A wine that I rate 90 points or more is exceptional (A). It is a wine I want to drink a glass of and it is a great purchase. If I rate a wine 95 points or more (A +), it is a must buy and a bottle that I want to drink in its entirety! If I rate a wine below 88 points, it may still be worth buying but proceed with caution. I certainly wouldn't recommend spending your money on something of lesser value. Cask-rated wines, or unfinished wines, are rated with colon intervals such as 90-91 or 92-93.

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