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?
I think 2019 will be the year of Peak Instagram Influencer in the beverage world. Wines from Greece will get some serious critical acclaim (already starting, but will accelerate). A major American wine region will have a vintage essentially ruined by some sort of natural disaster (sadly low-hanging fruit at this point). We will read 1000 articles about how legal cannabis will ruin the beverage industry, and none of it will come true.