4 Wine Trends to Watch For
Our Key Events team relies on first hand experiences and a variety of the best daily food blogs to stay in the know. Here are some fresh wine trends
that have recently caught our attention:
Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco, as well as many Napa Valley restaurants and wineries are opening up a new market and dishing up a fresh way to serve wine; from a tap! Dispensing high-end wine from kegs instead of bottles has many economical and eco-advantages, an ancient yet efficient resource we’re just now tapping into.
• Australian wine on the up tick
Many of your favorite fruity, over-ripe wines from Down Under are making a comeback, as consumers are finding value once again in the varietals that fell short to the Pinot Noir craze a few years back. Australia has radically reformed their wine-making ways and made some profound movements, producing some seriously tasty grapes.
• Wine prices in restaurants are dropping
Restaurants are realizing that by lowering their excessive mark ups and providing better wine services is the key to get customers in the door. At a time when many places are struggling due to the economy, a good wine list and a half price mid-week wine night can be the difference between success and failure.
• Quick online reviews over professional critiques
Wine lovers are no longer relying on established Wine Critics as their go-to source for wine recommendations. More people will rely on the internet to source wine information, looking to blogs and social media sites for references from their peers.
See Mickey Butts recent article in Food & Wine Magazine for his Seven Favorite Wine Blogs to help keep you in the know: Seven Best Wine Blogs