martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009
Wines Made for Competitions and Golden Medals
The issue of listing wines with high scores and letting wine gurus tell us in their magazines what is good or bad can be controversial because wine magazines usually don’t make a living out of the ones they sell but out of the financial contributions received by the sponsors or advertisers in most cases wineries that invest large sums of money in marketing and advertising. It is also true that you can have the best wine in the world but if nobody knows it, that wine may be stored in your cellar for ever, it is also true that some people think more about the logo or animal that they are going to put on the label that in the actual product that's inside the bottle. Creating wine culture is a slow process.
There is a difference between wines for competitions and wines to be drink. They are not the same. The most powerful wines tend to excel in comparative tastings, but are not necessarily the ones that excel when it comes to drinking and rotate in bars and restaurants. If one pays close attention to a bottle of those who win contests are halfway full in the table, while a friendlier bottle of wine is finish, or better yet, calls for a second one, they are more friendly with meals. What happens is that the wines for competitions are extremely concentrated, making their match with food quite difficult with a meal. However, if instead of having spirits you decide to drink one of these wines they are gorgeous.
The wine tasting and competitions conduct by wine experts and specialists are very useful as a reference for consumers. But you must always take note that these ratings are subjective and there are cases where a wine has been highly rated and scored on a tasting or competition and not very well rated in others. Consumers should be aware that wine evaluations are conducted on a given day and atmosphere and a group of people.