When we originally started this blog in January, we were going for simplicity: Green, Yellow, Red. Pretty self-explanatory. But then we gave out a few Oranges. And then we decided we needed to be a bit more discerning, which is partially because you can’t give EVERYONE five stars and partially because we were starting to better understand the Virginia booze scene. So, we’re adding a Gold level to our rating system and upping Rappahannock‘s level because holy crap, we love that place.
Moving forward, we’re going to be a bit stingier with our Greens. Our past Greens will stay Green, but you should always take our first few months of posting with a grain of salt. Green means we had a good experience, found at least a wine or two that we enjoyed, and wouldn’t complain if friends wanted us to go back with them. It does NOT mean that we’ll go back on a regular basis on our own. Gold, however, means that we’ll keep going back until they tell us we’re no longer welcome.