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horizontal tasting

horizontal tasting (GB)
A special form of wine tasting, which usually involves the quality of wines from a particular growing region for a particular one vintage determine. The "horizontal" refers to the timeline. Naturally, these are wines of different producers, but they should have rudimentary similarities to enable an objective comparison. These are the same, for example vine or grape variety mixture ( Cuvée ), same expansion (eg Barrique ), same flavor (e.g. dry ) and the same quality standard (eg known top producers or a similarly suspected class). Of course, quality differences of producers can be determined. But the wines can just as well be a cross section of different (assumed) qualities.

Whether this in the form of a blind tasting (Blind horizon), depends on the objective. Tastings for the purpose of buying wine are generally horizontal. A special form of a horizontal tasting is that under a subscription (Pre-order) arrivage in which the quality of a wine or vintage not yet bottled is determined. In contrast, at one vertical tasting usually different vintages of the same wine or producer compared. See also below wine address and wine review,

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