Get to Know Wines Using Our 5-Dot Scale

5-Dot Scale depicting Wayne Gretzky's Cabernet Merlot's Flavours (cedar, cassis and chocolate), Sweetness (two out of five), Body (three out of five), Flavour Intensity (three out of five) and Tannins (three out of five)

Our product pages feature an easy new way to find out if a wine is right for you: Using the range of dots on the scale, you can now see a wine's attributes at a glance, and discover what to expect in terms of sweetness, body, flavour intensity, tannins and acidity. 


Sweetness refers to the perception of how sweet a wine tastes in your mouth and does not necessarily correspond to its actual sugar content.


This is the perception of “weight” in a wine. A light-bodied wine will feel lighter in your mouth than a full-bodied one.

Flavour Intensity

More dots means a wine has bold, intense flavours; while fewer dots means more mellow and subtle flavours.

Tannins (Red Wine)

Tannins are more about the texture or mouth feel. They’re responsible for adding structure to red wines and produce a drying, puckering sensation.

Acidity (White Wine)

Acidity is what gives white wine its crisp and refreshing flavour, and can range from soft and light, like ripe pear, to crisp and bright, like lemon.