FourFour2: The best wine bottles


Two years ago, we wrote about how we had just finished an incredible bottle of wine and the wines we tasted. 

Now, four years later, it’s time to see which of the best bottles of wine have been made. 

We’ve taken a look at the wines made between 1490 and 1750 and compared the styles with a new set of criteria: the quality of the wine. 

There are three major categories: quality, wine style and vintage. 

The first is wine style. 

In its simplest form, it describes the wine’s style, with wines like Burgundy and Pinot Noir being the most common. 

It also gives a good idea of how much the wine was aged in a particular region, such as France. 

To understand the wine styles, we use a database of more than 2,000 wines from around the world. 

Here’s how the wines compare. 

(A) A red wine from the north-west of France (B) A black wine from Italy (C) A white wine from France The third category is wine vintage.

We look at how many years have passed since the wine first became available. 

Virtually all of the wines in the database are of a vintage of between 150 and 200 years. 

Some are from centuries past, such a Burgundy from 1270. 

Other, like the white wine in (B) and (C), are from decades past, including the first Burgundy produced in the 1600s. 

A lot of the older Burgundies are very rare and some are only known to a few wine collectors. 

For example, the first wine made in 1605 is the rare but extremely rare 1705 Burgundy, produced by a Belgian estate called the De Graafschofen. 

If you’re interested in getting in touch with us about wine, please email us. 

And, finally, we’ve also put together a handy guide to wine tasting in the UK. 

 Read more about the best wine bottle brands.

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