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Roger Corder's Heart Ratings for Red Wine

Wine writers use a variety of different scoring systems to indicate the quality of wines. The Red Wine Diet describes a rating system based on the amounts of procyanidins measured in wines. The scale was based on a representative selection of 300 wines from countries mainly in Europe and South America as well as from Australia and the USA. The illustration below indicates the proportion of these wines falling into each category. Only the top 10% achieved ratings of four hearts (very good) or five hearts (excellent), 33% were rated as three hearts (good), and 57% scored below this level.

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My mission now is to help wine drinkers discover more of these procyanidin-rich wines that rate four or five hearts on this scale. So if you are a winemaker or distributor and would like your wines analyzed and a heart rating provided please contact me.

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