Looking back at 2011, there are many trends with wine, but some will most likely be around for a while.
Here are some topics that should swirl around for a bit.
Eye on Organic
Folks are increasingly keeping a close eye on the source for their food, and so goes the wine. Natural wines are becoming better and better, and some consumers are making an effort to seek out organic, biodynamic and sustainable winemaking.
Knock, Knock. Here’s Your Wine.
The state of Maryland joined 37 others in allowing direct to consumer shipments. There’s a ways to go here…but it’s a start. Here’s a fun little site to learn more about the movement: http://www.freethegrapes.com/
In 2011, Donald Trump bought Kluge winery (who was bankrupt). Actor Stanley Tucci has a new show called ‘Vine Talk' where other famous faces sit around a table sipping and shooting the breeze about wine. Most recently, Drew Barrymore entered the wine business offering the Barrymore Pinot Grigio with a label designed by the famous street artist, Shepard Fairey (the one behind the Obama “Hope” poster).
Millenialls are Adventurous
This segment of wine drinkers want to expand their horizons, and will be willing to toss a few more bucks toward a new glass or bottle of wine. Interestingly, within the free Hello Vino wine apps, we offer your common “go-to” varietals, however, we also make it a point to recommend wines like Torrontes, Nero d’Avola, and Gewürztraminer to please everyones palates.
Wine with Dinner in America
Let’s face it, wine has become much more popular over the years in the U.S. With resources such as Hello Vino, or recipe websites attaching a type of wine that may match well with the meal, food and wine pairing will continue it’s upward trend. If you have travelled to Europe, wine on the dinner table is second-nature. American dinner tables are being peppered with more and more table wine, and it creates a great social atmosphere. Do you need to know what wine to pair with dinner…theres a free app for that
What do you think will happen in 2012?