Along with note taking, many professional and amateur wine tasters enjoy scoring the wines they try. A scoring system is more of a systematic approach to note taking and can help wine lovers compare notes with eachother. The scoring system can rely on a simple 10 point scale. However, the 100 point scale is the most popular method. In a scoring system, numerical values are assigned to each category in the tasting process. "Look," "smell," and "flavor" all receive scores as the taster proceeds. The widely used 100 point system is also followed by many wine magazines and involves a scoring style often used in school. In the 100 point system, wines scoring 90 and above are deemed of excellent quality, 80 to 89 are average, 70 to 79 are alright, while scores of 69 and below are considered unfit for purchase. Knowing these numbers can be a great help in choosing your next wine.