We just finished recording our 2018 year in review podcast. Each year we ask our guests for any predictions for 2019.
What are your predictions for the wine world in 2019? Trends, styles, hot topics?
2019 Hot Topic: The death of the geeky, "I don't know any of these wines on this list", wine list. Can the somm community come together and start putting their guests and consumers first, instead of their personal wants? & if they do choose to have wine lists this obscure, will they start training their staffs well enough to back it up? - I know I don't speak of everyone, but it is still happening too much and has to reach a tipping point soon. Maybe 2019 is the year!
I truly hope you're right, but I'm not counting on it at all.