“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine,” a quote from Ernest Hemingway that resonates with people around the world. Wine has been an important part of our culture for centuries. It is seen in art and literature from all periods of history. Today, it has become one of the biggest industries that appeal to people from all walks of life globally.
Tips and Trends
Drinking a glass of wine after a long day at work or to enhance your dining experience are common occurrences in today’s society. The key to keeping wine drinking healthy and safe is by avoiding overindulgence and using moderation while enjoying wine to enhance experiences. Some tips and trends for making 2020 full of wonderful wine experiences are listed below.
Pairing Wine and Foods
It is becoming very trendy to pair wine with prepared food dishes to enhance the flavor experience. Some tips to follow when pairing wine with dining is:
- The wine should be more acidic than food.
- The wine should be sweeter than the food.
- The wine should have the same flavor intensity as the food it is served with.
- Red wine should be paired with bold-flavored meats, like red meat.
- White wine should be paired with lighter meats, like chicken and fish.
The trend for packaging premium wines in 2020 will take on alternative forms that are more convenient, environmentally conscious, and lifestyle-oriented. This will include using cans, boxes, and bags versus glass bottles and corks.
Like all things, climate change is affecting grape cultivation and wine production. There will need to be sustainable farming and long-term plans to battle the decrease in water and an increase in temperatures. There will also be shifting regions that grow grapes and new emerging regions that are now capable of producing grapes.
As society is becoming more health-conscious, there will be a shift in wine production to cater to these needs. Wine will need to be organic and suitable for vegans, and there will be more choices of low-alcohol or no-alcohol wines available on the market.
Technology is booming in the wine industry with the use of social media, apps for online market sales, and drones to monitor crops for any issues that come up.
Wineries are creating experiences within their production facilities to attract tourists. Visiting a winery can allow you to try multiple types of wine and learn the interesting processes that go into winemaking.
Wine is a versatile drink that can enhance many of life’s experiences. Choosing the wine that is best for you can take some research and experience. It is always wise to try new things and never get stuck in a rut, the same holds when tasting and pairing wines.