Unbelievable. Chinese give class to french people even in wine
The Chinese have managed to copy and taste wines franzuzeşti. "Sacrilege!" cried daily La Tribune, Le Monde while Le Figaro have been shameful to not see the news. But the rule was established Chinese wine in a cometiţie "blinded" by 10 French and 10 Chinese tasters.
Chinese wines have won the first four places of the top professional competition, held yesterday, in which five wines from the Bordeaux region and five Chinese Ningxia region were identical and only bottled in bottles numbered, then the French and Chinese data tasted alike.
Judges have stayed 40 minutes degustând wonders and have their qualities dicutat another 30 minutes, after which they voted: The first four positions of the top five were Chinese wines. The best position of a wine French, the fifth Baron de Rothschild returned vineyard (Medoc Saga Collection 2009), according to Business Insider.
"Suggested that wine tasting can cope Ningxia most famous brands as Bordeaux," Jim Boyce considered, Ningxia vs Bordeaux Challenge competition organizer, quoted by Business Insider. Ningxia is an autonomous region in northwest China.
It is true that French wines have been surpassed "with some regularity since the competition in Paris on May 24, 1976, when a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay Bordeaux beat their competitors and put California wines on the international map , following a decision - shock never fully digested by French manufacturers, "comments Wolf Richter at Business Insider.
"We do not pretend that it was now tasting the Paris version" (when California beat France, no), Boyce said modestly. "We used a range of prices to compare top wines of Bordeaux Ningxia with major brands, sold here by large retailers and brands that consumers have access here," said Boyce, comforting them with the fact that the French possibly other french wines are inaccessible because of exorbitant import tax (48%).
Even so, the most expensive retail Bordeaux is sold for 350 yuan, and the winner Ningxia 488. However, "Who would have imagined a few years ago it would spend $ 77 on a bottle of wine in China for a romantic dinner? The French must have had similar feelings about wines from California 35 years ago, "concludes Business Insider.
Here the winners, in case you find elsewhere than in Extremely East: 1. Grace Vineyard Chairman's Reserve 2009, 2. Silver Heights The Summit in 2009, 3. Helan Lan Qing Xue Jia Bei Cabernet Dry Red 2009, 4. Deep Blue Grace Vineyard 2009.
Here and licorice losers: Calvet Reserve De L'Estey Medoc 2009, Cordier Prestige Rouge 2008, St-Émilion Kressmann Grande Réserve 2008 AOC, Mouton Cadet Reserve Medoc 2009 and 2009 Silver Heights Family Reserve.