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Compare fine wine scores and wine life in just a couple of clicks

Identify undervalued wines using our vintage value identifier

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Track wine price history over time compared to peers

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How it works



Wine Lister’s ground-breaking buy recommendations are data-driven, with an intelligence-based overlay. The algorithm takes into account a wine’s quality and value within its vintage and appellation, as well as the latest industry intelligence from key players in the global fine wine trade.

The Wine Lister team then scours the results to identify must-buy wines based on our own tasting experience and market knowledge.



The simple, impartial Wine Lister score is an aggregation of scores from our five official partner critics, along with a small weighting for the ageing potential of the wine.

Critics' scores

Our partner critics’ scores, combined, are a reliable measure for quality of each wine in each vintage. We analyse ratings from five of the most respected wine critics in the world – Jancis Robinson, Antonio Galloni and Neal Martin (Vinous), Bettane+Desseauve, and Jeannie Cho Lee.

As each wine critic scores differently (not just on a different scale), we account for the frequency of ratings and normalise scores for fair comparison across a 100-point score scale. Each critic is weighted equally.

Vintage indicators

Ageing potential:

The longest-lived wines are widely accepted to be the finest wines, so we use ageing potential in our quality assessment, applying a modest weighting.

We take the average length of our partner wine critics' suggested drinking windows for each vintage, updating the drink-to date as they re-taste.

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The first non-trade Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson is the most respected wine critic in the UK and most prolific wine writer anywhere, editing The Oxford Companion to Wine, and co-authoring The World Atlas of Wine and Wine Grapes


Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve are a wine critic duo with the most respected palates in France, and who run international wine events and publish Le Guide Bettane+Desseauve and the magazine En Magnum


Antonio Galloni and Neal Martin both cut their teeth at The Wine Advocate. Vinous is the United States' most exciting wine criticism outfit and modern-day wine publication.


A highly respected wine critic, writer, professor, and consultant, Hong Kong-based Jeannie Cho Lee was the first Asian to become a Master of Wine, in 2008, and has also published several books, including Asian Palate.


Founded in 1999, Wine-Searcher is the world's leading wine price search engine. Used by millions to locate, compare and purchase wines, its search statistics offer an unparallelled measure of what people are looking for in wine terms


WMJ is the leading source of wine auction data, with records from more than 1.3 million trades, providing a unique insight into what is being bought and sold at auction most frequently


Best-in-class portfolio management and trading exchange platform, Wine Owners, calculates its Market Level pricing by meticulously processing millions of rows of incoming price data for consistent and accurate pricing

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