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Seven Wine Trends to Watch

Some trends, like the ever-growing popularity of sparkling wine, are easy to spot. But there are other, deeper trends which aren’t as easy to see. Felicity Carter outlines seven of them.

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Seven Wine Trends to Watch

Some trends, like the ever-growing popularity of sparkling wine, are easy to spot. But there are other, deeper trends which aren’t as easy to see. Felicity Carter outlines seven of them.

Reading time: 6m

Is Fine Wine in Sustainable Packaging A Contradiction?

Wine producers are reducing water use, increasing organic matter in their soil, and doing everything they can to support the environment. Now, says Roger Morris, they are also re-thinking packaging.

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Wine Recommendation 3.0

The Italian Wine Crypto Bank (IWCB) has developed a digital sommelier. The system that has been dubbed ‘Personal GPT Sommelier’ will be used in the ‘hybrid wine bar’ BG3.0 Winebank in Bergamo from March on. 

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US Direct to Consumer Sales Stall, but Demand for $100 and $200 Bottles Grows

One of the most important trends in the US wine market over the last decade or so has been the growth in winery DTC – Direct To Consumer sales. With an average price per DTC bottle of $41.16.

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Is It Time to Re-Think Fine Wine?

ARENI Global, a London-based research organisation, this week launched a wine paper that looks philosophically at the question of fine wine. Robert Joseph does a deep dive into it.

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The Silicon Valley Bank Report Shows the US Wine Market Is in Trouble

There was sobering news at the annual presentation of the Silicon Valley Bank report—young consumers are showing no signs of embracing wine as they mature.

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The Romance and Sparkle of Austrian Sekt

The story of Austrian sparkling wine begins with a great love affair between a Champagne cellar master and a young Viennese woman. It has continued with many innovations over the years. Today, Sekt Austria (PDO) belongs among the exciting high-quality trends that will be sparkling in wine glasses this holiday season.

2022 Vintage Preview in Austria

Apart from late harvest and sweet wine specialties, the Austrian grape harvest is near completion. Austrian winegrowers faced challenges in terms of climate and production costs in the year 2022. The course of the weather required attentive care, but the resulting quality looks very good, and particularly good for red wines. The strong demand for Austrian wine at home and abroad should help absorb increased costs for energy and packaging materials.

Comeback 2024: Finest Spirits 2.0 

Finest Spirits, the successful annual spirits fair hosted by Meininger Verlag is taking a break in 2023 but plans for 2024 are in full swing.

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What Can the Failed Sale of a Russian Vodka Brand Teach Wine?

Russia used to be almost synonymous with vodka. Today, consumers are happy to pay a higher price for examples of the spirit that come from France or the UK.

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The Rhône Valley Bets Big on White Wine

The Rhône Valley is preparing for the challenges of climate change by testing hybrid grapes, among other measures. Iris Trenkner-Panwitz reports.

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All About Sparkling Wine Consumption in Germany

Hochschule Geisenheim University and the Association of German Sparkling Wine Producers studied Germany’s sparkling wine market. How much is consumed and when—and who’s drinking it? A report by Professor Dr Gergely Szolnoki, Christoph Kiefer and  Dr Alexander Tacer.

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