Nine wine trend predictions for 2016

Millennials embrace the classics

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Berry Bros predicts that 2016 will be the year that millennial consumers turn their tastes from fruity New World wines to classic regions like Bordeaux and the Rhône.

“When the wine press gets behind 2015, millennials will start to understand what the classic wine regions have to offer. In 2015, Rhône is looking outstanding, Champagne is excellent, Burgundy is looking very good, a Port declaration is almost certain and Bordeaux could well be attractively priced,” says Mark Pardoe MW.

3 Responses to “Nine wine trend predictions for 2016”

  1. Forgive me but I don’t find this at all helpful, or enlightening.

    Can anyone tell me what ‘ Natural Wine’ is? It seems to me to be a rather imprecise and therefore useless description. Almost anyone and their dog is saying these days that they use sustainable viticulture and minimum intervention during wine-making, but again, what is ‘minimum intervention’? Is there any benchmark or is it just what the wine maker says?
    As for savvy wine lovers avoiding wines… ‘where the terroir is masked through bad winemaking’ – haven’t these consumers always avoided badly made wines?

    Unless there are some objective criteria for these terms that are increasingly bandied about I fear they will only serve to muddy the waters for the consumers rather than assist them.

  2. David James says:

    Been drinking Cremant de Limoux after visiting the winery some 6 years ago, so glad someone else thinks it is drinkable.

  3. Let’s be honest – these are the wine trends for 2016 as predicted by Berry Bros & Rudd. Who, bless ’em, are not necessarily representative of the wider market. Is the “puncturing” of the prosecco market, or the appeal of lower alcohol drinks, going to happen in Lidl as well as in St James’s?

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