Discovering Wine Trends

Master sommelier Alpana Singh helps navigate the latest trends for oenophiles.

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[MUSIC] So the world of wine is always changing and that's what makes it fun. There are always new regions to explore and discover. So whereas Argentina was the new star a few years ago there are new countries on the horizon. To look towards their neighbors in Uruguay. Some fantastic wineries out there putting out grapes such as Tannat as well as [UNKNOWN], and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. I'm also very excited to see what continues to come out of Greece. Unique grape varieties that are of Greek origin but also international grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Chardonnay, just a wonderful plethora of wines to explore. Another one of my favorites that I've been reaching to recently is Portugal. Of course many of us know Portugal for port wines and sweets, but they actually produce more dry whites and dry reds, and the great benefit of going to the road less traveled is there's tremendous value to be had if you're willing to, again, bring out a little bit of your explorer side when it comes to wine. One of the biggest things that we're seeing is actually natural winemaking. So it's a philosophy going back to the ancient ways of making wine with minimal sulfur, minimal processing, unfiltered. It's just a way to sort of enjoy the wine in its natural state. There are lots of restaurants that are featuring these unique selections. They pair really well with food, so look for wines from regions such as France Italy, Spain, as well as the Balkan states. [MUSIC]
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Discovering Wine Trends