Here at Notes From The Cellar, I review a lot of wine. It's the majority of my content.
There's a lot of controversy over how reviews should be written, especially by wine bloggers like myself, who do not work for big publications and have literally no cachet.
Here's what I do: I use the "100 point system" popularized by publicatons like Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, etc.
Does this system lend an air of specificty to reviews that probably doesn't belong there? Yeah, I think it does. But I also know it's universally understood around the wine writing (and buying) world. So I'm just going with the flow.
If you'd like to break down this system (which really has just 32 data points, from "sub-70" to "100") into fewer categories, consider using this cheat sheet:
And if four data points (down from 32, mind you!) is still too specific for your tastes, you can think of my system in this, even simpler way:
That's basically it. If you want something simpler than "Yes" and "No", you probably don't want to read reviews of anything, ever. Just saying.