What are the wines and varieties that will come into prominence in the 2020s?
I have been asked to give a tasting of Stars of Tomorrow, what will be in fashion in the next decade.
Help me out here –
I’m thinking Carignan and Tempranillo for reds an Picpoul De Pinet and Gruner Veltliner for whites (although Picpoul is gaining a lote of attention now)…
I need more - varieties and/or wines
What do you think we will be drinking in the 2020s?
(If you are a new drinker, you may not yet realise there are fashions in wine, but…
In the 1970s we drank Mateus Rose, Blue Nun, Lutomer Riesling, and Hirondelle.
In the 80s we began to discover Australian wines, raced to be first to drink Beaujolais Nouveau, and were told the French adored Piat d’Or.
In the ‘90s big branded California wines like Gallo, Barefoot and Blossom Hill crashed into the supermarkets. We also found we loved New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
In the Naughties the 2005 movie Sideways put New World Pinot Noir in hipsters’ glasses, and the hitherto almost extinct Viognier variety was suddenly everywhere.
In the current decade Prosecco sales hit the roof, and Argentinean Malbec appeared on every wine list