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How do reviews work here?

Posted by Andrew46, Dec 2, 2011.

I had been away for a while.  When I came back, I updated Briceland Vineyards products, including some top reviews from Prince of Pinot and our 98/Double Gold in the CA State Fair.  These wines are now rated 3-4 stars.  How does it work?  Is a score of 98 the same as 3 or 4 stars?

In my buying, I'd rather read a reveiw that get the points, but that is not true for everyone.  Since you have a star system, it seems to me that it needs to work a little better.


Reply by Mark Angelillo, Dec 2, 2011.

Hi Andrew - There's a definition of SnoothRank in the FAQ. From there:

SnoothRank is our rating for the wine. The SnoothRank is calculated with a secret algorithm, taking into account the wine's reviews, how many there are, and where they are from. SnoothRank is a single, simple number which makes it easy for you to compare different wines and to feel sure in your decision.

Hope that helps.

Reply by dmcker, Dec 2, 2011.

Need some more nuts and bolts, Mark. Just saying it's 'secret' doesn't clarify. How are what reviews weighted to get to the stars/cups?  Etc.

E.g. I assume Greg's reviews are weighted somewhat differently than RP's, than someone else in the rating industry, than Andrews's, than mine, than Jane Nooby who just showed up as a Snooth user, than....

Reply by Andrew46, Dec 27, 2011.

Right.  Thanks for jumping in, dmcker.

When a wine has one review and it is high, like a Double Gold, Best in State, 98 Points in the CA State Fair, one of the most established wine competitions in the US, how much does that count?  Compared to say, an individual reviewer with only  a few posts, VS an individual reviewer with 100's of posts?  Please clarify.  Thanks in advance

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