VintageCharts+

Solutions for the Wine Spectator VintageCharts+ app

How do I download Wine Spectator's VintageChart+ web app? I can't find it in the Android / Blackberry / Windows / other store.
The free VintageChart+ web app has now been integrated into Wine Spectator Mobile at http://m.winespectator.com/ . It remains a free service for all of our ...
Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 at 1:51 PM
What are vintage charts used for?
The wine world changes so rapidly that it's practically impossible to keep track of all the wines available. In restaurants and wine shops, you'll b...
Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 at 12:51 PM
What do your vintage ratings, or scores, mean?
The vintage score indicates the general quality of the wines on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale. A vintage that has been fully evaluated is given a sin...
Fri, 8 Aug, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Why do some vintages have a score range instead of a single number?
A score range, rather than a single score, indicates preliminary analysis based on unfinished barrel samples or a limited sampling of bottled wines before m...
Sat, 8 Feb, 2014 at 6:29 AM
What do your drink recommendations, or drinking windows, mean?
A "drink recommendation" suggests when most wines from the vintage will be at their best. These are general guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. I...
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 at 6:12 PM
Why does this vintage say "NYR" for the drink recommendation?
"NYR" means most of the wines from the vintage have not yet been released; without sufficient evaluations based on blind tastings, we can not prov...
Sat, 8 Mar, 2014 at 10:32 AM
How do you rate vintages? What is your evaluation based on?
Wine Spectator's editors rate new vintages and provide updates on older vintages based on blind tastings and analysis of hundreds of wines from each regi...
Fri, 8 Aug, 2014 at 5:57 PM
When are you going to update your app's vintage charts? How often do you update?
We update each vintage chart at least once a year after we have tasted a sufficient number of wines from the latest vintage to provide a thorough, accurate ...
Fri, 8 Aug, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Why haven't you rated the most recent vintage? I'm already seeing some of the wines on store shelves.
In most cases, we taste hundreds of wines before rating a vintage; at a minimum, for small subregions, we sample dozens of wines. For some wine types, blind...
Fri, 8 Aug, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Why haven't you rated this year's / last year's vintage? The last year in some charts is a couple of years old.
In most cases, we taste hundreds of wines before rating a vintage; at a minimum, for small subregions, we sample dozens of wines. Few wines are released in ...
Mon, 31 Mar, 2014 at 10:37 AM