Sommeliers are wanting to Spanish reds, canned red wines, and bubbles galore to fill their glasses next … [+]
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It’s been an enjoyable year for wine. Life feels dynamic– we’re able to drink in vineyards once again without masks or social distance requirements. We’re likewise drinking in a slate of new and newly-opened bars and restaurants. And, we’re drinking new things– as environments shift and patterns modification, new regions are emerging and drinkers are looking past classic areas to get thrilled about Croatia, Georgia, Niagara, and beyond.
“In the in 2015, I have discovered customers and professionals are drinking red wines that are more terroir- and acid-driven,” states Jeremy Troupe-Masi who is a sommelier and Director of Hospitality for Darcie Kent Estate Winery in Livermore Valley red wine area. “Most wineries will constantly attempt and offer this idea, but I see customers gravitating towards wines that honor a story and a place in the glass.”
“I genuinely believe that the pandemic and the rise of social awareness has actually changed consumer buying routines for good,” Troupe-Masi continues. “I think that we are now buying with a bit more intention than in previous periods.” To get a sense of what 2023 might bring, we talked to a few of our preferred sommeliers to see what regions they’ll be consuming into the new year. Here’s what they stated: