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I use this wine key: Laguiole en Aubrac Wine Key Ebony
I have used this glass in this Video: RIEDEL Veritas Champagne
I have tasted the following wines in this Video:
Dhondt-Grellet Les Terres Fines Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Extra Brut Champagne, France – 67 US$
2018 Evelyne & Pascal Clairet Domaine de la Tournelle Arbois Fleur de Savagnin Jura, France – 44 US$
2013 Radikon Jakot Venezia Giulia IGT Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy – 67 US$
2021 Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Sicilia Rosso IGT Sicily, Italy – 19 US$
2018 Domaine de l’Ecu Mephisto Loire, France – 26 US$
The 100 Point Scoring System (from www.robertparker.com):
96-100: An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase and consume.
90 – 95: An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
80 – 89: A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
70 – 79: An average wine with little distinction except that it is soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
60 – 69: A below-average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
50 – 59: A wine deemed to be unacceptable.
The wine world sometimes appears static but there are actually trends that come and go in wine. These trends usually originate from tastemakers like sommeliers, wine writers and influencers and they usually do not become mainstream or if they do they are not cool anymore. There is a style of wine that I would call hipster wine that is making the rounds.
Proponents of these wines would describe them as “authentic” and “real”
These wines are usually made in a traditional way sometimes using forgotten varieties and winemaking techniques, but they do not have to be natural wines – even though many of them are. They are in a way the reaction to the globalization of wine that was depicted in the movie Mondovino and that is usually associated with big and clean wines, made from international grape varieties by flying winemakers.