Red, white, and sparkling wines are part of every special occasion and party. They are also a favorite to enjoy a relaxing night at home, in a restaurant, or bar. If you love wine, you are probably curious about what the newest trends are for 2018. Here are some of the things to expect.
Brighter and Lighter Wines
This year, expect to see an increase in the popularity of red wines that are brighter in color and lighter in taste. They are more acidic, and they use fruits with a red shade. There are wines in this category that had a stable increase in sales last year, which is why there’s a big chance that the trend will continue.
Sipping your favorite wine from an amazing wine glass is the best experience. This is why you should be up-to-date with the sparkling, white, and red wine glass trends. For this year, luxurious crystal wine glasses will continue their popularity, especially now that there are more options when it comes to lead-free and more durable crystal glasses. Many Italian-made crystals are popular bets. This is no surprise, especially since the country is known for its wine.
Unbreakable wine glasses will also surge in popularity. These are glasses that are made from various materials like silicone and stainless steel. There are also those that are made to look and feel like real glasses but without the delicateness. Durability has always been one of the concerns when it comes to wine glasses, both the crystals and those made from regular glass. This is a game-changer that many wine enthusiasts will love, especially those who are tired of having broken glasses that they need to replace.
Bigger Wine Bottles
In 2017, a popular wine retailer reported that their sales soared to 378% on wines that had bigger bottles. This trend is expected to continue this year. These big wine bottles have more content, so they can serve more. Those who drink wine often and those who regularly host wine nights or throw parties go for these bottles because they are also more convenient, and you can be sure that you won’t run out of wine easily.
Rise in Popularity of Sauvignon Blanc
This type of wine is already popular, but it’s more thought of as a wine for the masses, and it’s often not the top choice when it comes to special occasions or for impressing guests. This is likely to change this year; given the right winemaking techniques, vines, and sites, this wine can be seen as a top-class choice.
Take these factors into consideration to make your wine parties for this year the best ones.