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
- 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
Website and App Licence
Wine Show Licence
Wine Educator Licence
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.
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.
Scale + Score + Quality Description
Example: iS10 8.0 Great
Scale + Symbols + Quality Description
Example: iS6 ●●●○○○ Ordinary
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: ★ ■ ▲ ●