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Jun 05

Numbers and Happy Faces

I’ve never gotten along well with numbers. Whether it is balancing my bank account or just doing basic math, numbers are not my thing. Maybe that is why I have never liked the numerical rating scales for wine. Wine elicits strong emotions from me, or none at all.
Wine is emotional. For that reason, I have always used a sliding scale of happy face to sad face. You can find these on all my wine notes, dating back several years. Simplistic as it is, it better describes my emotions and how I feel about the wine than any number could.
So, when I try a wine and share it via the blog, I’m also going to start rating it with my sliding scale of happy faces. (I suppose it’s very similar to the sliding pain scale they ask you to identify with in the hospital, just more pleasant.) Take a look and once you get past your initial laughter, tell me that it doesn’t make perfect sense to you.


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Posted by Michelle at 10:55 am in Wine Notes | Permalink | Comments (1)

One Response to “Numbers and Happy Faces”

  1. Amanda Jochimsen says:

    I am creating a post-class survey to evaluate the results of a spanish prenatal class to be offered by out clinic and was wondering if it would be possible to use your happy face scale as a way for our rating system to be better understood by our low-education, spanish speeking population?

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