Adopt an iS Winescale

Adopt an iS Winescale by selecting an Annual Licence below.
Note, licence fees are reviewed in January each year. Please see below for the winescale benefits and score formatting terms.

Individual Reviewer Licence

AUD$0Annual

  • Communicate a clear and comparable assessment
  • Demonstrate an enhanced level of international professionalism
  • Readers can readily compare scores from professional reviewers
  • Help wine lovers improve their level of wine appreciation

Group Reviewer Licence

For businesses and individuals requiring more than one Licence (e.g. iS10 and iS6), please apply for these under the Individual Reviewer Licence option.

Website and App Licence

For Wine Websites and Wine Apps that encourage User reviews, please contact us.

Wine Show Licence

AUD$0Annual

A special iS Winescale Licence is available for Wine Shows. This enables all judges to utilise the iS10 Winescale for the duration of the Wine Show regardless of the number of judges.

Wine Educator Licence

AUD$0Annual

Wine Educators such as universities and wine education trusts and institutes can purchase one annual licence that will cover all educators and students for all courses. Should educators or students wish to publish wine scores individually (i.e. independent of the educational body) using one of the iS Winescales an individual licence will be required.

Benefits

Adopting an iS Winescale brings greater clarity and comparability to wine assessments from professional reviewers.

 

  • Communicate a clear and comparable assessment using the iS international standard rating system for wine quality.
  • Demonstrate an enhanced level of international professionalism by prefixing each score with the relevant iS Winescale logo and using the relevant iS descriptor.
    (Example iS10 7.5 pts Great wine.)
  • Readers can readily compare scores from professional reviewers who use an iS Winescale.
  • Help wine lovers improve their level of wine appreciation by enabling them to compare their own scores (iS Rate that Wine) to the score of their favourite reviewer. Reading the professional reviewers commentary can then help the wine lover identify reasons for any differences between their scores and that of the professional reviewer. This can help wine lovers improve their wine tasting skills.

Score Formatting

iS Winescale requires Licence holders to display scores in a specific format.

iS Winescale reserves the right to cancel the licence of any user or users who do not display scores in the format specified.

 

iS10 format
Scale + Score + Quality Description
Example: iS10 8.0 Great

 

iS format
Scale + Symbols + Quality Description
Example: iS6 ●●●○○○ Ordinary

 

iS5  format
Scale + symbols + Quality Description
Example:   iS5 ★★★☆☆ Good

 

Note: Where colour is not available the iS logo should be shown in black.

 

Users may select the symbol of their choice for iS6 and iS5 providing the symbol is not deemed as offensive by iS Winescale.

 

We require Licence holders to seek permission from iS Winescale if they wish to use a symbol other than the following: ★ ■ ▲ ●

Rating wine has been considered the domain of wine experts for a long time.
The iS10 Winescale enables anyone to rate wine in 3 easy steps. Try it now!