Decanter Taste with the Experts is designed to educate and entertain through monthly tastings of a different wine. Hosted by a tasting expert, you will learn how to score wines with the Decanter Guarantee.  

All wines are tasted blind and the Decanter Expert will then talk through how to score a wine during a simulated panel tasting and attendees taste each wine blind before the wines are revealed and discussed.

The tastings are held in the controlled environment of Decanter’s tasting suite: a quiet, purposely designed room, with natural light. 

Scoring system
Tasters rate the wines using the 100-point scoring system. The overall Decanter rating is the average of all three judges’ scores.

The ratings are as follows:

98-100: Exceptional
A great, exceptional and profound wine

95-97: Outstanding
An excellent wine of great complexity and character

90-94: Highly Recommended
A very accomplished wine, with impressive complexity

86-89: Recommended
A well-made, straightforward and enjoyable wine

83-85: Commended
An acceptable, simple wine with limited personality

76-82 Fair
Correctly made, if unexciting

70-75 Poor
Unbalanced and/or bland with no character

50-69 Faulty
Displays winemaking faults