The Beverage Testing Institute is an independent body that evaluates wine, beer and spirits. Their website, tastings.com catalogues over 30,000 wines, beers and spirits as a resource for consumers. Made up of a panel of wine, beer, spirits and beverage professionals, the BTI evaluates wines using a 100-point scale that places the wines in five rating categories:
96-100 points: Superlative
90-95 points: Exceptional
85-89 points: Highly Recommended
80-84 points: Recommended
They conduct tastings on a monthly basis releasing their results as part of their annual World Wine Championships. Sharrott Wines were judged Exceptional or Highly Recommended in this year’s annual review with special honors awarded to the 2010 Trio and 2010 Chambourcin:
The 2010 Chambourcin was given an Exceptional rating, a 92-point score and additional distinction as Best Northeastern Other Red Wine in the BTI’s Northeast Regional Review.
The 2010 Trio was given an Exceptional, 91-point rating and named Best Northeastern Bordeaux Varietal Blend.
In addition, Sharrott wines earned silver and bronze medals and additional recommendations:
2010 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay—Highly Recommended, 88 points
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon—Highly Recommended, 87 points
2010 Merlot—Highly Recommended, 86 points
2010 Cabernet Franc-Recommended, 84 points