About Wine Orbit

Wine Orbit is a website that provides reviews of New Zealand wines and wines from around the world. The website is solely written by Sam Kim, unless stated otherwise. Its objective is to offer the wine industry, trade, and wine enthusiasts with reviews from the perspective of a senior wine judge. Wines featured on Wine Orbit are either submitted by the producer/distributor or are selected from trade events, which may include sponsored trips. Wine Orbit is an advertising-free website and charges a submission fee of NZ$34 for each wine entered into formal tastings, such as wine shows and competitions.Wine Orbit is a website that provides reviews of New Zealand wines and wines from around the world. The website is solely written by Sam Kim, unless stated otherwise. Its objective is to offer the wine industry, trade, and wine enthusiasts with reviews from the perspective of a senior wine judge. Wines featured on Wine Orbit are either submitted by the producer/distributor or are selected from trade events, which may include sponsored trips. Wine Orbit is an advertising-free website and charges a submission fee of NZ$34 for each wine entered into formal tastings, such as wine shows and competitions.

 

About Tasting and Scoring
Sam Kim tastes all wines, and he is the only person who writes the tasting notes, unless stated otherwise. Each wine is rated out of 20 points, which is then converted into scales of 100 points and 5 stars - two of the most effective and easy-to-understand rating systems. Riedel Ouverture Magnum and Riedel Ouverture White Wine glasses are used to taste wines. Wine Orbit aims to showcase wine excellence, therefore, wines that score below 81 points (3.5 stars) are not published.


 

Prices
Prices quoted are supplied by the entrant and are an indication only. They can vary considerably depending on the location, the type of promotion, etc. All prices are in $NZ.

‘At its best’
This indicates my conservative estimate of the period a wine will be drinking at its best.  The wine may continue to improve beyond the suggested period, or hold at its peak for longer than estimated.

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