Sunday, June 19, 2011

WINE TRENDS EXPLORED AT LONDON INTERNATIONAL WINE FAIR


Wine News

Wine aficionados always want to be on the leading edge of wine trends.  At the London International Wine Fair, held in May, wine experts identified and explored trends in the wine world they felt were worthy of inspection.

An article in The Independent cites a trend toward wines with citrus - specifically lime - aromatics as one of the next big things these wine experts were expecting.  Surprising blends and a deep and abiding love of Pinot Grigio were also singled out as major directions in the wine world.

A spokesperson for the event said the Austrian Rotgipfler is one grape those in the know are keeping in their sights, as well as the South African wine called Zevenwacht.  That's a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay.

The lime and citrus notes of Riesling and Gewurztraminer are said to be winning over wine drinkers everywhere, as is the Italian bubbly Prosecco.  According to the spokesperson, many people find Prosecco's lighter approach preferable to the drier, heavier feel of Champagne.

The event spokesperson claimed that people seem to be "moving away from pure fruit... towards more restrained, elegant characteristics."



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