Majestic: Top wine and spirits trends for 2018

18th December, 2017 by Lauren Eads

Bigger = better

“Magnums are big news. In 2017 already, we’ve seen a 378% increase in year-on-year sales of super-sized bottles under £20. Rosés and house reds in 1.5 litre measures are proving particularly popular for weddings and parties, where a big celebration warrants big bottles! Wines in magnums also take longer to reach their optimum drinking age, this adds to the intensity, making them the connoisseur’s choice for premium wines. So expect BIG things for 2018. ‘It’s is all about socialising around a bottle,’ explains Richard Weaver, Buying Director at Majestic. ‘Magnums create brilliant centrepieces for dinner parties and events – particularly if you’re cutting back on your eating-out spend’.”

An appreciation for bigger format wines has been growing for several years now, but it….

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