What to look out for in 2018 for wine!

2018 is shaping up to be bigger and better for Australia and its wine. Consumption worldwide has increased massively in the past year and is predicted to keep going in 2018. Redgate Wines, a Sunset Wine exhibitor that already exports worldwide will have company in 2018 so, watch out world, there’s more coming!

Australia also has one of the biggest number of natural, organic wines in the world. This trend will still be going strong in 2018 so if you’re looking for healthier wines, look no further than Sunset Wine on the coast at Brighton Reserve. Happs has a range of preservative free wines including their new release Preservative Free Rosé and Settler’s Ridge Organic Wine with their large range of organic and preservative free wines.

Also big this year will be veg-friendly lighter reds, in fact all lighter reds are on the hit list this year. Varieties like Beaujolais, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Pinot Noir will be on everyone’s buy list. See Cape Grace at Sunset Wine for a Cabernet Franc and Risky Business for a Pinot Noir Rosé; already sounds delicious.

Another trend this year is unseasonal drinking. Drinking Rosé isn’t just for Summer and red wine is all year round, there is no seasonal restrictions on what to drink. Drink your favourite sparkling whenever you like! You will be sure to find a new favourite at the Summer Sparkling Bar at Sunset Wine.

Wine cocktails are also here to stay and are plentiful at Sunset Wine. You won’t be able to walk pass Fifth Estate’s Summer Punch with Rosé and who would want to. And the classic wine cocktail, Sangria will make an appearance at Happs with it’s blend of Happs Fuchsia, Happs East of Alice Red, Cranberry Juice and Soda topped with fruit. Perfect for any occasion or celebration!

Speaking of celebrations and parties, need an amazing centrepiece? Then look no further than the magnum bottles of wine. Magnum bottles are the new big thing in wine shops and wine lists for 2018 so be sure to save and buy big!

No matter the trend for 2018 you can get it at Sunset Wine, 17 & 18 February 2018 at Brighton Reserve! For more information please visit www.wineandfood.com.au/sunsetwine

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