The world of wine, for all its reputation as a fairly hide-bound place, is constantly shifting. Styles, regions, grape varieties all of these are just as subject to the vagaries of changing tastes and trends as fashion or music.
But that doesn’t mean that what we’ll all be uncorking next year is without rhyme or reason: Trends emerge and evolve with a fair degree of predictability you just have to know where to look.
The price of wine in the UK is set to increase more than 20% over the coming years, as a direct result of Britain electing last summer to leave the European Union, according to a major new academic paper.
Britain's scheduled departure from the EU is more than 14 months away, and yet UK merchants, faced with the fall in sterling and market turbulence, are already suffering the consequences of what has been called by many the most stupid decision in British history.
Every grapegrower would like to sell their grapes at a higher price. Some factors affecting grape prices are beyond a grower’s control, such as wine market conditions and trends, supply and demand and general economic factors.
North Coast wineries, breweries and distilleries are big winners in the GOP tax package, which would slash their tax bills following a concerted lobbying effort by the alcohol beverage industry to reduce the federal excise tax on its products.