Tuesday, 28 January 2014
New Barker Points launched@Millésime Bio
The highly trained pooch is carried lovingly through
Hall B2@Millésime Bio
ready to start his work
Close up of the wine-dog expert
Launched this morning with considerable fanfare at Millésime Bio the new Barker Points System (in French: Vin-Canine) could revolutionise wine assessment.
The dog has been trained to taste (lap up) the wine from a saucer, which has been specially designed to maximise the aromas. The dog uses a series of barks to show his appreciation and these have been carefully analysed during the dog's lengthy training and compared to the scores of leading human wine critics, who use the 100-point system. It has now been established that:
Three barks equates to a 100-96 point wine.
Two barks equates to a 95-90 point wine
One bark equates to a 89-84 point wine
No bark equates to a 83-70 point wine
If the pooch pees on the carpet – 69 points or less
The labrador arriving@Millésime Bio this morning (29.1.2014)