Wine Trends 2020
–Vinification is a lengthy process that starts with picking ripe grapes, fermenting and bottling them. Winemaking began more than a millennium ago. It has two main categories, sparkling wine production and still wine production. Recent statistics state that wine consumption has significantly dropped of late. In this article, we discuss five top wine trends in 2020.
A Shift From Rosé
Some wine stores keep huge stocks of roses at a time. But, the number of roses being produced might reduce to sustainable levels. It is tricky for a consumer to pick one brand from a list of 30 flavors. Moet Hennessey recently bought Château d’Esclans. It is likely to increase the production of Whispering Angel hence consolidating the rose market.
The demand for light and versatile wines will continue to increase. Consumers who often bought contact orange wines or rose are shifting to domestic and imported red wines. They include French Gamay, German Trollinger, and Spanish Mencia. The introduction of tariffs in Europe has caused a shift from rose to domestic sparkling wines. Central Coast, Santa Barbara, New York, and Oregon produce sweet wines.\
This is one of the top wine trends in 2020. More wine consumers are interested in knowing who produces wine and the product that they produce. They want to learn the history of wines and to distinguish various wine regions. Small-scale wine producers are less popular than large-scale producers. The belief that sommeliers need to service win at a formal restaurant is fading away, according to Ryan Bailey, the wine director of NoMad Hotel.
The Uncertainty of Fine Wine’s Market
Bordeaux reduced its influence on the secondary wine market. Collectors looked for bottles from different regions. Liv-ex has reduced its market share of fine wine in the recent past. Analysts revealed that the fine wine market is inconsistent this year unlike in 2019. For example, Miles Davis from Wine Owners said in an interview by Decanter.com that the demand for fine wine might drop by one percent each month.
Looming Tariffs and Infamous Wine Regions
More people are shifting from European wines to those from infamous wine regions. Sarah Clarke, Beverage Director of Mozza Restaurant Group hopes that consumers will continue learning more about less known wine regions. For instance, Piedmont produces better wine than Barbaresco and Barolo. Portugal is likely to get an influx of wine consumers this year, due to its delicious red wines from Douro Valley.
Political factors will influence the price of each bottle. The new European tariffs caused a decline in the number of European wine bottles bought. If they remain, wines from Greece, Croatia, Moldova, Georgia, and Eastern Europe will be in high demand.
The Effect of Climate Change on Wine Production
Climate influences the quality of wine that a particular region produces. Climate change has caused a negative and positive impact on wine production in the past year. High temperature affects the aroma, flavor, acidity, sugar levels, acidity, and quality of grapes. It has forced wine producers in warm areas to move to high altitude zones. Also, many vintners are struggling to slow down the ripening rate of grapes.
The wine industry is unpredictable. The coronavirus outbreak has reduced its consumption in most parts of the world. But the price of European Union wines has increased. The Southern Hemisphere will gain more interest from wine producers and consumers. Australia, Argentina, and South Africa might increase the prices of their wines soon.