Fine Wines

The definition of fine wine is a vexing one. Given the abundant use of the term fine wine it is surprising that there is no clear set of parameters that can provide a guidance on what is fine and what is not. Furthermore, when even acclaimed critics often dispute the fineness of any particular wine, it becomes virtually impossible to have a standardised, agreed benchmark. Certainly there are some indubitably fine wines to be found in many regions of the world with locations such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany and Ribera del Duero being obvious examples. Yet even within these regions the disparity of quality from top to bottom is so wide as to render any generalised fine wine definition ineffective.

So for the purposes of Circle Wine, the definition of fine wine will be bound by the single principal of price; which, after all, is not such a bad place to start considering that the most famous classification of all, The Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855 was put together on precisely price alone. And in our world we have arbitrarily selected £20 bottles as the start point for fine.

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