"Most exciting innovations are when people challenged the standard."

Wine in Europe
  • Standards: 1855 set rules for Bordeaux: The Battle of 1855 https://nyti.ms/29miKs9
  • Variation: Against the DOC in Italy
    • Super Tuscans. At that time, certain Tuscan wine producers felt somewhat restricted by the stringent regulations governing the Classic Chianti denomination, which they had to respect in order for their wines to receive DOC certification (Denominazione di Origine Controllata,Denomination of Controlled Origin). Marquis Incisa della Rocchetta was the first to decide he would no longer be limited by the regulations and that he would begin to explore new territory. With the help of famous enologist Giacomo Tachis, he produced Sassicaia, the precursor of the Super Tuscan variety.
    • [ME] My favorite!

Battle of the gauges (railway)