Now that we’re well into April, it’s definitely safe to say that Spring has Sprung. Especially in the world of food & wine. Here at Aervana, we’ve been keeping tabs on what’s been popping up in the wine world. From packaging, to gatherings, to emerging wine regions, we put together a list of 5 food and wine trends of 2018.
Packaging and Bottling:
This trend could be due to the millennial generation showing an interest in having their wine be more portable. We saw last year that canned wine was a breakout star; this year, is it the plastic bottle that’s larger than the standard 750ml that’s going to take off?
After taking a trip to Taste Washington in March, our team noticed that several wineries were making the switch to wine bottles with swing tops. Is this because more and more craft beers are adopting the same methods? We’ll have to try this swing top bottle trend out on the Aervana.
Wine bars have come a long way since the ‘90s, where the decor was heavily grape-inspired and the murals on the walls tried to make you feel like you were in a Tuscan vineyard. Before recently, it seemed like wine bars were very education-focused and targeted to a very specific demographic. Now, in 2018, wine bars are still proving to be educational, but with a more hands-on take that isn’t going to break your average bar-goer’s bank.
This trend is an exciting one. But maybe we’re biased because consumers liken Aervana to a wine tap for your bottle. We’re seeing more and more places advertise “wine on tap,” and we are here for it! With a keg, there’s no premature oxidation that occurs. So each glass is fresh from beginning to end. Another benefit is that the wine is going to enter your mouth faster. Without wasting time on corking, pouring, wiping up, and recorking, you spend more time enjoying your wine. Just how with your Aervana, you get perfectly aerated wine in 6 seconds rather than decanting for 60 minutes.
Wines from mexico have been creating quite the buzz in the wine scene. Will 2018 be their breakout year? We’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, we stumbled upon this list of 10 Mexican Wines you Should Try Before you Die.
Every year trends emerge and fizzle out, but the ones that really resonate with consumers are the ones that pave the way for next year’s trends. Which of these do you you think will withstand the test of time and which will die out fast?