Sommeliers are looking to Spanish reds, canned white wines, and bubbles galore to fill their glasses next … [+]
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It’s been a fun year for red wine. We’re able to consume in vineyards once again without masks or social distance requirements. We’re likewise consuming in a slate of new and newly-opened bars and restaurants. And, we’re drinking brand-new things– as climates shift and trends change, brand-new regions are emerging and drinkers are looking past timeless areas, tingling about Croatia, Georgia, Niagara and beyond.
“In the last year, I have noticed customers and specialists are consuming white wines that are more terroir- and acid-driven,” says Jeremy Troupe-Masi who is a sommelier and Director of Hospitality for Darcie Kent Estate Winery in the Livermore Valley wine region. “The majority of wineries will always try and sell this concept, but I see consumers gravitating towards wines that honor a story and a place in the glass.”
To get a sense of what 2023 may bring, we talked with some of our favorite sommeliers to see what areas they’ll be consuming into the brand-new year. Here’s what they said: