This episode of “Wine 101” is sponsored by Apothic Wine. From wealthy purple blends, to an alluring white and a rosé with darkish secrets and techniques, Apothic makes wine that’s something however unusual. Ignite your curiosity with Apothic purple, the intriguing purple mix that launched the Apothic legacy. And yeah, there’s a sly, roguish wink to each one among our bottles, as a result of we expect wine, like time, ought to combine issues up slightly. I imply, daring nights name for rebellious wine. Apothic Wine: There’s mischief within the making.

On this episode of “Wine 101,” host Keith Beavers is joined by VinePair co-founder and CEO Adam Teeter. The 2 focus on the wine type and development that’s taking American wine tradition by storm: red blends. Teeter lends a hand in tracing this type again to its roots and explains that purple blends actually emerged on the tail finish of a earlier obsession with Zinfandel. As American shoppers grew uninterested in the Zinfandel that had flooded cabinets for years, winemakers needed to get artistic and begin mixing the fruit with different grapes.

This course of was led partially by David Phinney’s Prisoner wine, which spurred a brand new line of lush, plush purple wines. Different wineries like Apothic have continued to supply new purple blends annually with various grapes, and luxuriate in the truth that there’s no strong definition of what goes right into a “purple mix.” In contrast to different blended, area-specific types like Chianti and Bordeaux, purple blends can nonetheless dwell by their very own guidelines.

This new wave of common purple wines has lastly created an “on a regular basis consuming” wine in America. Whereas different international locations are in a position to play on softer types or variations of their very own nationwide wines, purple blends have launched a brand new manner for American oenophiles to finish the workday — with or with out steak, pasta, or different common pairings.

Right here, Teeter and Beavers dive deep into the historical past of purple blends and what shoppers ought to look out for when searching for one at present. In addition they focus on the one time period that grew to become shoppers’ go-to descriptor for purple blends — but did not make its option to wine tech.

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Keith: My title is Keith Beavers, and — oh, hey, dude.

Adam: Hey, Keith. I’m Adam Teeter, the co-founder of VinePair.

Ok: I do know you might be, however what are you doing right here?

A: I really don’t know what I’m doing right here, I believe that will help you.

Ok: Properly, because you’re right here, I imply, it’s slightly bit annoying. It’s my podcast.

A: I do know.

Ok: However, you understand, if you wish to hang around, I do have a few questions for those who’re completely cool with that.

A: Yeah, certain.

Ok: Thanks in your time. Adam Teeter, CEO of VinePair.

A: You’re welcome, Keith.

Ok: What’s happening wine lovers? Welcome to Season 2, Episode three of VinePair’s “Wine 101” podcast — it’s quite a bit to say. My title is Keith Beavers. I’m the tastings director of VinePair. Not the CEO. What’s happening? Right now, we’re speaking about purple blends, and I bought to say, it’s a historical past factor taking place proper now. So I needed to carry any individual in to assist me perceive what this new motion is. So we will transfer into the longer term with it as an American consuming tradition. I introduced in … the CEO. So the time period “purple mix” is fairly self-explanatory. Proper? However the factor is, it’s evolving. That time period is evolving into a brand new class of wine right here within the American consuming tradition. And it’s taking place proper now, in actual time. So for me as a historical past buff, I used to be like, the place do I begin? How do I begin researching one thing that’s really taking place proper now? So, factor is, we’ve been speaking about this at VinePair for some time, for a couple of years now, this concept of the purple mix. We’ve been watching this factor evolve. So I made a decision to have a recorded dialog with CEO of VinePair, Adam Teeter, as a result of he’s bought it down. And I simply wished to select his mind about it. And so the 2 of us type of riff forwards and backwards. And I believe we’ve found out what’s happening. Truly, I do know we found out what’s happening. Truly, Adam instructed me what was happening and I found out what was happening. So I do know this can be a little bit totally different, however that is actually good info as a result of proper now, that is taking place. And as we transfer into the longer term, this might be timestamp. Like that is when it actually began to take off, as a result of for the previous couple of years, the Nielsen Ratings have lastly been monitoring this concept of the purple mix. So we’re simply at first of it. So sit again, calm down, hang around. Me and Adam Teeter, CEO, let’s have a convo in regards to the new phenomenon of purple blends. Adam, thanks for approaching my podcast.

A: You’re welcome. Keith. It’s all the time nice to be right here. Properly, it’s my first time, really. Longtime listener. First time visitor.

Ok: Do you take heed to the podcast?

A: Yeah, I do, man. Each week.

Ok: All proper, effective. So I introduced you on right here as a result of I really like this concept of the American purple mix. I simply want to know what we do about it and the place did it come from? I suppose if you concentrate on it, I’m going to say this — it’s going to sound actually “wine pretentious.” However after I consider purple blends, many of the wines from antiquity till now and around the globe that we drink are blends from Chianti, Bordeaux, Champagne. These are all blends. However we’ve this time period that we’re utilizing to outline one thing. And I would like to know what’s up. Are you able to riff for a second on what you understand about what’s happening?

A: Sure, I believe that’s what’s so attention-grabbing about this, is that for people who find themselves historically “realized” on this planet of wine, let’s say, your WSETs, your self-taught individuals like your self. People who observe, as you confer with her, Jedi Grasp Jancis Robinson. We all know of plenty of wines being blended. Proper? So for those who say, “Oh, I’m actually into purple blends,” you can imply you’re into Southern Rhone wine. You possibly can say you’re keen on Bordeaux. As you stated, you can be actually into plenty of totally different types, Chianti, and so forth. However what occurred within the U.S. is, about 10, 15 years in the past, you had this emergence of purple wines in the marketplace that rather than the label saying Merlot or the label saying Cabernet or Pinot Noir, simply stated “Red Mix.” And since we don’t title wines after locations right here, we don’t have our personal model of “Napa,” let’s say, proper? In the event you see a wine on the shelf and it simply stated “Napa” on it, you don’t have any concept what it was. However we don’t do this. It was a manner for American wine producers to market a brand new type of wine that was principally an outdated type. They have been doing the identical factor that winemakers in Chianti had finished. They only have been really telling you it was a mix as a result of they couldn’t say that their wine was known as “Paso.” Did that for you.

Ok: Thanks, Adam.

A: Yeah. So principally this concept of “purple mix” actually took off. And now, purple mix is checked out by a really massive portion of American shoppers to be the identical factor as asking for a Merlot or asking for Cabernet. Not a trade-off. Proper? You’re not going to drink a Merlot or a purple mix. However what I imply by that’s that if you order a purple mix, you count on to obtain a wine at your desk or on the retailer that claims purple mix on the label. And I believe that it’s type of arduous to wrap your thoughts round, proper? As a result of we’re speaking a couple of new class of wine. And a class of wine that’s handled the identical as if a client have been to say they prefer to drink Zinfandel. And really, that’s what’s actually attention-grabbing is that purple mix is, in quite a lot of methods, the creation of the demise of Zinfandel.

Ok: The creation of the demise of Zinfandel? The demise of Zinfandel?

A: Out of the ashes of Zinfandel got here the purple mix.

Ok: Proper! As a result of isn’t it true that almost all of those purple blends are primarily based on both Zinfandel or perhaps Petite Sirah or one thing like that?

A: It was once. However once more, for this reason that is loopy. So if we have been in France or Italy, and we have been in one among these AOCs, DOCs, and so forth., and we had written legal guidelines that stated we’re going to call our class of wine, the purple mix, “Keith’s Paso Mix” or no matter.

Ok: Aw.

A: Like if we have been to say that, we’d say, OK, nicely, this happened, let’s see, 20 years in the past, 10 years in it grew to become actually common. And when it was common, the grapes used to make this particular type of wine have been Zinfandel, of which 65 % was used; Petite Sirah, which the bulk winemakers have been making, like 20 %. Then individuals have been utilizing slightly little bit of Merlot, no matter, you can use the rest you need. However these have been the primary. After which we’d sit down and we might have a gathering, proper, amongst all of the individuals who voted within the AOC. And we’d write the rules and we’d vote on these tips. And we’d ratify them very like we attempt to ratify the tax code. Proper? So we’d say these are the legal guidelines. However as a result of, as you prefer to say on a regular basis, “That is America,” we didn’t do this. And so the purple mix has grow to be principally any mix of purple grapes that creates a purple wine, for essentially the most half, which is loopy. However the way in which that the purple mix happened was, as you stated, as a manner for lots of winemakers to make use of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah — primarily Zinfandel — that had gone out of vogue.

Ok: OK.

A: So principally in California, there was a lot Zinfandel. I imply, I bear in mind after I even got here of consuming age, which was, you understand, solely 14, 15 years in the past.

Ok: That’s all?

A: That’s all. It’s a very long time in the past, although, proper? Even then there was nonetheless quite a lot of Zinfandel. I used to see it all over. And after I was in faculty and consuming underage, it was undoubtedly in every single place. You’d stroll into Publix and Kroger and there’d be all these Seven Lethal Zins and Ravenswood. Tons of Zinfandels all around the shelf. And so they began to dwindle as a result of Zinfandel grew to become much less common. Now, you’ve talked about this earlier than, however ripping up vines and replanting may be very costly.

Ok: Proper.

A: And so hastily, there have been quite a lot of these grapes simply in the marketplace that no one wished. Or they didn’t need them for the worth that individuals have been initially paying for them. So quite a lot of actually good winemakers have been like, “Properly, that is nonetheless actually high-quality fruit.” This wasn’t like this was fruit that was rubbish. Proper? This was actually good fruit that made actually good wine. Simply the issue was that American tastes had modified. Folks didn’t need Zinfandel anymore. It wasn’t seen as like “The wine you all the time order with steak.” You realize, large unhealthy boy Cabernet Sauvignon was like, “No man, you’re not taking my spot. And so principally it simply wasn’t one thing that individuals have been ordering as a lot. And so these winemakers stated, “Huh, what can I do with this actually high-quality fruit?” And one of many winemakers who was attempting to determine this out was a man named Dave Phinney. And Dave Phinney is from Napa.

Ok: Oh!

A: Yeah. You realize, Dave, he’s from Napa. And he had entry to all this fruit that different individuals didn’t need as a result of they have been going after Cabernet and Merlot, however there was quite a lot of Napa, after which I believe additionally, if I’m right, additionally the encircling space of Sonoma and so forth., quite a lot of Zinfandel that was there that was actually good. It was being grown in the identical vineyards. And he stated, “Huh, I’ll take all of that, and I’ll make a mix with it. Zinfandel would be the base, and I’ll name it The Prisoner.”

Ok: The Prisoner, the massive outdated bottle that everyone buys.

A: Yep, and so principally he creates this bottle. It turns into this form of cult wine. And on the identical time, you had different winemakers making different wines like Apothic, one other actually large purple mix. I imply, large by way of recognition. And all type of doing the identical factor. Like they noticed that that they had entry to those grapes. And so then when individuals requested somebody like David, “What’s the Prisoner?” he wasn’t gonna name it a Zinfandel as a result of it was out of vogue. He stated “Oh, it’s a purple mix.” And in order that’s type of the origin story. I imply, the wine that’s actually well-known for making purple blends what they’re really isn’t The Prisoner. It’s Apothic. You may have a look at simply what occurred with that wine and the way it simply exploded on the American market and simply grew to become this large phenomenon.

Ok: I bear in mind shopping for it for my wine store in 2009 when it got here out.

A: Yeah. I imply, it’s actually helped outline what the purple mix is. However now it’s actually expanded previous that. And now the purple mix grew, and grew, and grew. And I believe American shoppers began saying, “Huh, I like this.” And so what’s the taste profile of the purple mix? That’s what’s attention-grabbing, as a result of it’s not now primarily based on any particular grape, there’s no legal guidelines like we talked about. It’s arduous to say, “Properly, with all purple blends, you’ll get X, Y, or Z” in the identical manner that you can in all probability say to me, “Properly, when you may have Chianti and it’s from this commune, you need to count on to have this.” Or when you may have Bordeaux from the Proper Financial institution, you need to search for wines which are softer and extra supple, perhaps drinkable at an earlier stage as a result of they’re closely primarily based on Merlot, the place on the Left Financial institution you’re going to get wines that you simply in all probability want to put down for some time as a result of they’re extra primarily based on Cabernet and issues like that. You’re not going to get that with a purple mix as a result of each mix might be totally different. And so then right here, I suppose, flash-forward to a different attention-grabbing a part of the story with purple blends is, I don’t know if that is accountable or not for additionally why purple blends simply type of grew to become any type of mix of wines. However there did come a time when Mr. Phinney had a really profitable product, and he bought it to a different vineyard. And in promoting that wine, he was not allowed to make a mix of wine, purple mix of wine primarily based on Zinfandel, for I believe it was seven years or eight years.

Ok: Wow.

A: I believe he has a wine known as Seven Years within the Desert, or Eight Years in the Desert. I really feel unhealthy that I really don’t know the precise title. So we’d should look that up. You may right me. However yeah. And that now could be bought by his label Orin Swift, but it surely’s the primary Zinfandel-based purple wine he was allowed to make after promoting The Prisoner. And so he made different purple blends that perhaps have been primarily based on, such as you stated, Petite Sirah. Perhaps he discovered some Malbec in California that individuals weren’t utilizing as a lot or some Syrah or issues like that. And it type of simply grew to become this concept of purple blends as these often greater, highly effective, luscious wines.

Ok: Luscious is the massive key there proper?

A: Luscious is the phrase. I imply, that’s what I select to make use of after I discuss purple blends, they’re luscious.

Ok: Each one that I’ve tasted and reviewed it’s about lush, plush fruit. It may be an enormous wine with a ton of alcohol, or it might be even a medium-bodied wine with lesser alcohol or the perceptions of both or. However, it’s all the time plush and easy.

A: Sure.

Ok: So that is my concept, as a result of once more, I dig historical past, and I really like watching how we evolve as a consuming tradition in the US as a result of we’re so younger and we had 10 years of Prohibition to fiddle with our consuming tradition. After which once we got here out of Prohibition, we needed to rebuild every little thing. And the very first thing, we rebuilt as an alternative of identical to on a regular basis wine, we constructed a effective wine area in Napa Valley and made it in order that it was a effective wine area. After which there have been all these AVAs throughout America and all these things. So then Robert Parker comes round with the purpose system and now everybody’s studying how one can drink effective wine in America. However there’s by no means actually been an on a regular basis wine, which you may have in Europe. Each DOC, such as you stated, though they’ve these hard-and-fast guidelines that lasts for many years and many years, there’s all the time some form of enjoyable, easy-drinking wine that the area will make, whether or not it’s joven in Rioja.

A: Yep.

Ok: Or it’s, Rosso di Montalcino in Montalcino, or one thing like that. So it appears to me that as a result of we’re who we’re and the way we’ve come up in consuming tradition and particularly in wine, we got here out of the Prohibition period with an enormous candy tooth as a result of all of the wine that was being poured throughout Prohibition was type of a candy purple wine. And once we began to really study what effective wine was, we missed that one factor. We miss that on a regular basis wine factor, the stuff that helps a tradition construct as a consuming tradition. And also you don’t simply construct as a consuming tradition, like, “OK, we drink effective wine now. It’s all we do.” So this appears to me an amazing second in our historical past of wine, is that we’ve now created this factor. We name it the purple mix.

A: Yeah, simply the purple mix.

Ok: Simply the purple mix. And what it’s, is it’s like, “Hey, yearly the mix goes to be totally different.” As a result of I talked to Deb Juergenson. She is the winemaker at Apothic. And that wine is all the time easy, all the time chill, all the time plush, all the time deep. However she alters the mix yearly primarily based on what they get. So it’s prefer it’s our model. Despite the fact that they’ll get — I don’t know what The Prisoner, I don’t understand how a lot that bottle prices these days. However in our vary of what’s accessible, what we’re keen to pay for for on a regular basis wine, the purple mix is now there for us to have that on a regular basis drink as an alternative of freaking out, stressing out each night time about shopping for one thing that’s effective wine for dinner. Does that make sense?

A: Yeah, man. So right here’s what I believe it’s attention-grabbing. As a result of first if you’re speaking, I in fact seemed it up, so it is determined by the place you purchase it. However from most locations, The Prisoner is $55 a bottle.

Ok: That’s not cheap.

A: No, however I believe for purple blends, it’s actually attention-grabbing — whether or not it’s Apothic, which is, you understand, a extra on a regular basis purple mix, it’s extra inexpensive, or it’s among the different actually wonderful purple blends that Orin Swift makes, clearly. So Phinney, when he left The Prisoner, he began Orin Swift. And Orin Swift makes quite a lot of purple blends. For lots of people, it hits every little thing they’re searching for. It has that energy, it has the plushness. I believe what’s attention-grabbing about purple blends that I hadn’t considered till you have been speaking, and I believe it’s actually attention-grabbing as a result of we prefer to geek out on this type of stuff, is we all the time discuss Malbec is the wine that grew to become common with out the assistance of the wine trade, if that is sensible. It wasn’t a wine that was actually common. The purple mix, really, is actually that wine. We sat right here being wine writers and journalists, no matter you and I do, being like, “Oh, it’s Malbec.” However really Malbec in quite a lot of methods was very conventional in the way in which that it nonetheless got here out. I imply, yeah, effective. In America, perhaps it grew to become common by the individuals and thru wine retailers, however in Argentina and issues like that, it was nonetheless very extremely touted by sommeliers and stuff.

Ok: Properly they didn’t give us any. Initially, they drank all of it. Till just like the ’90s.

A: Precisely. However within the U.S., the purple mix is 100 % a wine that grew to become common due to shoppers. It’s the individuals’s wine. It’s one of the best ways to explain it.

Ok: Cool. That’s very American.

A: Yeah it’s. It’s this phenomenon. And I believe it’s actually cool as a result of you may’t outline it. As you’re saying, I didn’t know that about Apothic. That’s loopy. That yearly the mix is totally different. I imply, that may be very a lot “I’m going to make use of the perfect issues which are accessible to me to make the perfect wine I can,” versus having to make use of this grape or that grape. That’s what’s so attention-grabbing in regards to the mix, and the rationale that I caught you and stated you may’t say American purple mix anymore is that that was once true. However now you might be seeing entrepreneurial winemakers around the globe who’re saying, “Huh. There’s one thing right here.”

Ok: Particularly Argentina.

A: Sure. And in addition, I’ve seen it now in Australia, too. They’re now making — largely, in fact, New World wine areas. Can we are saying that time period anymore?

Ok: I believe so. It sounds slightly bit.

A: Yeah, however so we’re seeing now purple blends popping out of Argentina. We’re seeing purple blends popping out of Australia, and it’s all the identical concept. And all of it is type of that very same profile we’re speaking about: lush, plush. And the phrase that buyers use that the commerce doesn’t: easy.

Ok: Easy.

A: And I believe easy is essentially the most attention-grabbing phrase to me. And like you may have an entire podcast about what easy is.

Ok: I do know. I do know.

A: However easy is that this phrase that each time, if you and I first began actually digging on wine, going to the wine festivals and educating and stuff there collectively, that’s the one phrase we used to listen to each single client say: “Oh, I really like this wine. It’s so easy.”

Ok: Proper.

A: And for those who have been ever to speak to a WSET-trained —

Ok: They hate it.

A: Or they don’t actually know what it means, as a result of they don’t use it.

Ok: It’s rejected. I ought to say it’s rejected.

A: Proper. They weren’t taught that, they didn’t come into wine utilizing the time period. And it’s one among this stuff that’s such this, like, disconnect, as a result of I believe as a result of wine professionals don’t know what that time period means to most shoppers, they don’t know how one can fulfill what that client is searching for. And principally what that client is searching for is what you stated. To me, “easy” is the purple mix. It’s like this wine that’s luscious and plush and ripe and really low in tannin with a pleasant quantity of acidity that isn’t super-high acidity. However that has acidity. So it’s not a flabby wine, however it’s a wine that may be very easy-drinking even at a excessive alcohol content material.

Ok: And it goes with burgers, pizza, steak. It might go along with pasta.

A: Sure.

Ok: It can go with hot dogs. Just about every little thing you’ll drink with a purple wine, a purple mix will go there.

A: Precisely. And I believe essentially the most attention-grabbing factor about purple blends is the start of the purple mix was additionally the start of the change in habits amongst American shoppers, the place lots of people have been selecting wine on the finish of the day in the way in which they used to have a cocktail or beer, which means sans meals.

Ok: Proper.

A: And I believe that can also be the place the purple mix additionally is available in, the place, as you stated, it goes with every little thing. However for those who selected to pop on Netflix and pop a bottle of Apothic, it could be effective.

Ok: Yeah. Pairs with “Bridgerton.”

A: It’s humorous, I knew you have been going to say that. However yeah, it pairs with “Bridgerton.” So it’s like that’s actually what has been so attention-grabbing in regards to the purple mix. And this yr you noticed in simply sheer knowledge the curiosity, particularly the pandemic of it, simply skyrocket. I imply, nonetheless behind; you’re not going to knock King Cab off the throne.

Ok: Proper.

A: However simply behind it.

Ok: Yeah, I learn that Cabernet Sauvignon is by far No. 1. However the second class for wine, not simply the grape, however as wine — the second class is purple mix. I believe up till 2014 or one thing like that, the time period purple mix was lumped into the “candy wine” class. The Nielsen knowledge wasn’t even purple mix, however because it has, it’s elevated over like a three- yr interval. It simply retains on growing, growing, growing in recognition, and it simply can’t be ignored now. And I believe it’s so nice that we’ve this, and it’s bizarre. I do know that individuals would attempt to copy large oak to please the Parker factor again within the day. Nevertheless it’s very attention-grabbing how now, different New World areas are form of — we’ve spent quite a lot of time in America from the start till now simply attempting to emulate what occurred in Europe. That’s quite a lot of what occurred again within the day. After which we slowly however absolutely work out our personal type within the ‘90s utilizing these large, oaky purple wines. And we type of backed away from that. However we nonetheless have that construction in our lives. And it’s very attention-grabbing how now it looks as if locations like Argentina are what this purple mix is. And now they’re attempting to say, “OK, we all know what Individuals like. They like the sleek, wealthy, purple mix. We’re going to attempt to now create one thing that’s just like that.” And I believe that it’s a significant success. I imply, Santa Julia has a Malbec-Cab Franc mix. It’s known as Mountain Blend. It’s their purple mix. It’s superior. It’s like $12.

A: Yeah.

Ok: That’s one other factor. I do know The Prisoner is pricey, however isn’t it true that almost all of those purple blends are fairly inexpensive?

A: Sure, they’re fairly inexpensive. They’re often $10 to $20. However that’s the factor is that I believe what persons are displaying is, OK, you may have a few of these. However then you definitely do have these a lot higher-priced ones which are extra premium, and I suppose what I’m attempting to say is it’s a taste profile now that individuals have gotten used to and like, each as a extra on a regular basis bottle in addition to one among these bottles that after they go to the steakhouse they’d order and they want. And I believe quite a lot of the issues with purple blends that individuals additionally recognize is they stunning a lot pop and pour at no matter value vary. They’re wines which are good to go the second the cork is popped. You’re not as anxious in regards to the issues that may come together with Cabernet and what was the classic? It’s very totally different in quite a lot of methods with the purple blends, as a result of they’ll mix so many alternative issues in to realize the profile they’re searching for in any given yr. Once more, no guidelines.

Ok: And it’s not easing into some form of complexity and tertiary aromas. What it’s doing is enduring.

A: Precisely.

Ok: So The Prisoner is a couple of years outdated or 10 years outdated. It could not have turned into a really type of brickish, stunning wine, however what it’s as an alternative is like this wine holds. You may have this wine in 10 years. It will not be advanced, but it surely’s going to be slightly bit extra strong. That’s it. It seems like that is only a good, strong wine. However then once more, these wines aren’t getting older. They’re able to drink now. That’s why you may have that form of on a regular basis really feel. We lastly, as Individuals, have on a regular basis purple wine to drink that’s really actually good and easy and simple. And we will say easy. I believe the wine trade must get used to that phrase. The science of easy. We gotta get it.

A: Yeah, man. In order that’s purple blends.

Ok: Wow. Man, thanks a lot for coming in. I suppose it’s cool you got here to my podcast as a result of I bought some data, so thanks quite a bit.

A: Yeah. Man, I recognize, you understand, in some way winding up right here.

Ok: Yeah. I don’t understand how you bought right here. All proper thanks quite a bit.

A: You’re welcome.

Ok: So there it’s. I believe we’ve in America, lastly, for the primary time in our historical past, a class that defines our on a regular basis, easy-drinking type. It took some time, however right here we’re. So purple blends, they’re enjoyable, they’re costly, they’re not costly. However they’re all the time plush, mushy, easy, and able to drink. And that’s an superior American innovation. You’re welcome.

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