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Planet Grape Wine Review

Short, appealing, non-technical reviews created by global wine experts.

Planet Grape Wine Review delivers short, non-technical reviews for regular people. Created by renowned wine expert Catherine Fallis, the world’s fifth female Master Sommelier, and made up of only the highest-level credentialed beverage industry experts, Planet Grape Wine Review is America’s first female-led wine review. Each panelist brings their own palate, tastes, preferences, and rich experience to the table.

When evaluating wines, spirits, ciders, beers and food items, Planet Grape Wine Review assigns a point score. As a sommelier, Catherine Fallis eschewed the 100-point system, preferring her own palate to the ratings of the Wine Spectator or of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. As a consumer wine advocate, she understands how helpful these point scores are. After being asked by a winery client to give point scores to a library collection of their wines, and by a boutique wine distributor to do the same, she has become a convert.

However, Catherine wants you to know it is impossible to capture the heart and soul of a wine in a quick 5-minute evaluation. She and her fellow panelists make every possible effort to employ the “grape goddess 3-day rule,” where the wine is reviewed several times over 3 days, without the use of any preservation system, to see how it evolves, changes, and opens to show its full personality. Wines are evaluated alone and with food. Planet Grape Wine Reviews are usually one sentence and have no technical jargon. Reviews of samples and purchased products are supplemented by products tasted with producers either at trade tastings or at their wineries and distilleries around the world.


Michel Rollad with Planet Grape Wine Review Team

Planet Grape Wine Review Team with Michel Rolland

Planet Grape Wine Review is now published alongside Vinous, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Andy Dias Blue, James Suckling, and more, as well as on local and international winery websites and on shelf-talkers.  Consumers access our reviews through our platform and RSS feed. Our reviews are featured on the CITY HIVE (www.cityhive.net) all in one e-commerce platform for wine and spirits shops, shared with their 55,000 retail partner apps and websites and to their 1 million downloads and 100,000 active monthly users. They are the powering app for top wine retailers in the USA and Canada, enabling consumers to access our reviews through their favorite wine merchant when they scan or search online. ALDI features our reviews of select brands, and beginning this Spring our reviews will become an integral feature of PIX.WINE.

Catherine and her panelists are authors and top drinks social influencers with a deep network of followers on Instagram, You Tube, Twitter, Facebook, Delectable, Pinterest and more. Planet Grape Wine Review content is syndicated. We create custom content as well. Check out our new column in The Alcohol Professor!


To have your product considered for review:

1 – email tech sheet with Standard Retail Price

2 – email FRONT LABEL jpgs

3 – ship 2 bottles per wine/spirit/beer/product

4 – include $10 processing fee per product

Planet Grape Wine Review

240 Lombard Street #826, San Francisco CA 94111

415 – 425 – 5828


“Catherine, your work has consistently been characterized by excellence and professionalism. (Not to mention your sweet demeanor!) you are in a league of your own.” Elaine Chukan Brown, Hawk Wakawaka







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We were thrilled to receive these reviews recently:

2013 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 points
~ Wine & Spirits

2013 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 points ~ Planet Grape

2013 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay
93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 points ~ PinotFile

2014 Green Valley Vineyard Gewürztraminer
93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast