Vegan wines and more wine tourism in 2019

Vegan wines and more wine tourism in 2019


International wine reference Decanter has highlighted a few trends that will be shaping up 2019’s wine scenery.

According to the magazine, Chardonnay is still in, with a continuous popularity for Prosecco and rosé.

Also, wines from less-famous European countries, such as Greece, will also stand out. Wines from cooler-climate vineyards in the UK and Canada have performed well in the Decanter World Wine Awards in recent years and will be areas to watch.

Crémant sparkling wines will also continue to grow as an alternative to Champagne.

Also, Vegan wines are now a thing, in line with the growing plant-based consumer trend. We will also be seeing the rise of vegan-friendly wines on the lists of premium bars and restaurants.

Technology will also have a stronger impact in the wine world. These include apps offering wine-pairing advice. Google, Amazon et al might even teach their respective home assistants how to pronounce grape varieties properly.

Investment in wine tourism facilities around the world has been a hallmark of recent years. In Europe alone, food and wine tourism was the main motive for 600,000 trips annually, said the UN’s World Tourism Organisation in 2017, adding it was the secondary motivation for around 20 million trips.

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