Our Wine Trend Predictions for 2023
Curious to know what 2023 has in store for the world of wine? While we can’t fully predict the future, our in-house Somm Team has a few hunches. This week, we’re sharing our wine trend predictions for 2023. From consuming more bubbles to a continued desire to level up wine games everywhere, one thing’s for certain – it’s bound to be a wine-soaked year ahead.
Drinking Bubbly on the Daily
Okay… maybe not on the daily, but the point here is that in 2023, sparking wine is certain to reign king. While bubbly has long been set aside for celebrations and parties, our in-house Somm Team is predicting a lot of sparkling wine in our future. Not only are these bottles some of the most food friendly wines on the planet, they also provide a great way to add a touch of luxury to your average weeknight happy hour.
Deeper Exploration into the Unknown
As much as we love the classics—think Napa, Tuscany, and Burgundy—there are so many great wines to be discovered in lesser-frequented corners of the world. From South Africa to Australia to Greece and beyond, our in-house Somm Team predicts a greater curiosity for the unknown (and in turn, a much greater palate expansion in the year 2023!)
Emphasis on the Swag
We’ll be the first to admit that a good chunk of wine gadgets on the market are pretty useless – however, when it comes to great glassware, special decanters, and a solid stash of great wine books to read, you can most definitely count our in-house Somm Team in. This year, we predict that wine lovers everywhere will lose the subpar glassware and swap them out for something a bit higher end – because every wine drinking moment should feel like an elevated experience.
For Baller Bottles, the Time Is Now
When it comes to fine and rare wines, our in-house Somm Team fully believes in letting the bottles reach their full potential—that is, allowing them to lay down for the proper amount of time in the cellar. However, as the demand for high-end wine continues to grow, we believe that there’s no time like the present to be enjoying the best of what you’ve got in your cellar (that is, so long as the wines are ready to shine). After all, wine is meant to be enjoyed!
A Continued Desire to Level Up
Here at Wired for Wine, we believe that understanding what you’re drinking makes the experience a whole lot more special – and while the world of wine can be an endless rabbit hole to navigate, that’s also what makes it so exciting. As we enter into 2023, our in-house Somm Team foresees an emphasis on continuing to learn the ins and outs of what makes the wine world so special, from viticulture to producer history to vintage conditions and beyond.
From our Wired for Wine family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy, and wine-filled New Year!