FourFourTimes is reporting that wineries have been ranking their vineyards and vineyardseries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best.
The wineries ranked include:Brouwerij Van Den Bergen, Van Den Bosco, St. Germain, Stade de la Mousse, De la Vallière, De Vaux, St Laurent, St Martins, Boulogne, and Bruges.
The rankings are based on the following categories:Best vineyard,Best wine,Best wines,Best winery,Best producer,Best quality,Best tasting room,Best cellar,Best atmosphere,Best staff,Best location,Best service,Best restaurant,Best event,Best environment,Best marketing,Best experience,Best value,Best customer experience,Wine &More reader Scott said, I love how this ranking system is made up.
There’s a lot of categories that seem to indicate the level of excellence in the vineyard.
I like the emphasis on what constitutes a vineyard and what makes a winery special.
I also like that there’s a category for the winery.
Most people would assume that the word winery is a marketing term but, in this case, the wine industry has taken the time to define what a winemaker is and how they can sell their wine.
I don’t think that I’ve ever seen such a detailed listing of all of the different types of vineyards that have been rated and ranked in the same article.
It’s hard to imagine how many different wineries there are.
The list is also made up of five categories:Bargain wines,New wines,Highly rated,Top rated,Very top rated,Best bargains,Top of the line,Best new wines, andBest bargain wines.
The top of the list is a bit of a bummer.
I thought the wine market would be much more competitive in terms of quality and price.
I would’ve liked to see a ranking of wines in the top 20 but this isn’t really that useful.
It gives wineries an indication of where they are in terms and quality of their product and that would be helpful.
There’s a whole bunch of categories on the bottom of the article.
The bottom five are:Best wine shop,Best vineyards,Best shops,Best markets,Best prices,Best services,Best food,Best local,Best entertainment,Best products,Best events,Best menus, andMost expensive wine.
The wine industry is very competitive and it’s one of the reasons why so many of us buy our wine from wineries.
The Wine & More article on the top of this article is written by Andrew H. Dolan, Associate Editor, FourFourTime.
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