A Commedia dell’Arte that Will One Day Turn Sour

What is there to brag about? Italy finds itself at the head of a ranking whose wording is rather questionable and convoluted … The article itself acknowledges that there is nothing to crow about: France is still the country with the best wines. Except, what is forgotten, in this very European and ethnocentric viewpoint, is that China, South Africa, Armenia, New Zealand, some southern US states, and parts of Latin America are “slowly but surely” climbing the final steps to one day rejuvenate the eternal podium where, like the statues of undeposable emperors, the oldest wine nations, such as France and Italy, are enthroned …

It’s a bit like karate: the Japanese invented it, but champions singing the Kimigayo on the top step of the Olympic podium are a rare sight these days … A sign of things to come? No: “we will win because we are the mightiest.”

https://www.thelocal.it/20190717/italy-ranked-worlds-best-wine-country

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