Wine trends for 2021—
Wake up and drink more Muscadet. Terrific value for white wine that’s zingy and resonant as a lemony bell. And that’s just one trend to get ahead of this year. Canned wines are finally good enough to drink, particularly rosé, delivering freshness, portability and recyclability. Across the UK, urban wineries will grow, as will the reputation of Austrian wine thanks to their light and fruity elegance. I’m also backing Bulgaria for great value vino and predict that organic wine will soar throughout 2021. Prepare for lift off!
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
Igo Organic Rosé (12.5%) £4.99 Waitrose. Organic Spanish rosé in a can, this is endless portable summertime.
Bulgarian Heritage Misket Via Vinera 2019 (13%) £7.50 winesociety.com. Orange blossom and sherbet roses, this unique zinger is a steal.
Salomon Riesling Ried Kögl Undhof 2019 (13%) £20.95 leaandsandeman.co.uk. Set aside your Sauvignon Blanc for this thrilling precision and scented subtlety.
Blackbook Chardonnay 2018 ‘Pygmalion’ (11.5%) £25 blackbookwinery.com. English Chardonnay to beat French Burgundy with wow-factor impact.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, Grand Mouton, Louis Métaireau 2019 (12%) £9 laywheeler.com. Purity, finesse and class. The only aperitif you’ll need this year.
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