I recently discovered Topochines Vino, a blog started by John and Irene Ingersoll after they moved to Wine Country. They recommended I check out their review of VGS Chateau Potelle, and I was interested in what they had to say about it. I visited VGS Chateau Potelle during my Napa 2016 visit with my parents, and let me tell you it is a fabulous experience not to be missed! I found the Topochines Vino review to be very good, but what was even better was their proposed new rating system for wine based on their VGS Chateau Potelle stop…and I just had to share it with you! If you are not familiar with VGS Chateau Potelle, you probably won’t get it, in which instance I refer you to the complete article (click the link or see below). For those who already know the “VGS” story, I have the following excerpt for your immediate thoughts:
“We’re not sure a new rating scale for wine will catch on, but we would like to propose three levels for wine quality:
“S” – for truly shit wine, the wine that you regift as soon as you get it, or use it for cooking. Not even good enough to be a “Tuesday night wine.”
“GS” – for wines that are good shit; not very good, just good. Definitely worthy of Tuesday night but also good enough to take to a restaurant for date night.
“VGS” – for the very good shit wines that you drink for special occasions and hide from friends or family that can’t tell the different between S, GS, or VGS.”
What do you think?
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