Wine Trends for 2019
Christine Ricketts, cellar director at Cellarmasters introduces her wine trends for 2018.
Hemingway’s has an extensive boutique wine list allowing us to perfectly pair each dish on the menu with a suitable blend. Make sure you speak with our friendly staff when dining so they can assist you in making the perfect wine selection.
What’s hot in reds? “Pinot noir is the fastest growing variety in the red wine category; Aussies are loving light reds.”
White on the way back “After having been the toast of the 1980s, chardonnay fell so out of fashion that the expression A.B.C (Anything But Chardonnay) was coined. But chardonnay is officially the grape comeback kid, with the wine being made in more elegant styles.”
International wines of mystery “Although Aussies love to support local winemakers, we are also increasingly expanding our wine repertoire with international wines. Sardinian wines like Vermentino, Sicilian wines such as Nero D’Aviola and Portuguese varieties like Touriga Nacional are especially taking our fancy.”
It’s easy drinking green “Organic wines have been increasing in popularity in the last few years and, along with biodynamic wines, will boom in the next 12 months.”