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The Next Big Thing

Over the years there have been many fashionable and popular wines, and here I mean wines that are popular in supermarkets, not at BBR necessarily.
Liebfraumilch, Lambrusco, Chardonnay, Anything But Chardonnay, Shiraz, NZ SB, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco and others, I’m sure. Picpoul de Pinet is having a good run

What’s your guess as to the Next Big Thing?

You will not belive it but my daughter tells me Matus Rose is comung back would you belive it.

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Yes I definitely would believe it.

Isn’t it always Sherry or Riesling?

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Sherry’s moment is always imminent, but never seems to arrive. Like Alice in Wonderland’s and jam tomorrow, it’s always fino tomorrow.

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Next Big Thing could also be another style + label combo, like the currently popular sugary red + black/red-mean-looking label. Apothic Red probably got the ball rolling, but there are plenty of others on the shelf around it, and it’s not at all grape-driven as far as I can tell.

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Surely it will be Bin #012

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Definitely Rueda!!

There are some things in growth like Albarino, Picpoul, Cremant, Cava, Provence (and style) Rose, jammy/sweet reds as mentioned by @Herbster, Primitivo, Malbec etc etc

But I think to topple the mountains that are SB, PG & Prosecco would be pretty difficult.

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OR… and I don’t know about the legality here: Just Deliver / Deliveroo etc. doing alcohol ?

They might even take away the empties if supplied in glass, which has a nice recycle / greenwash story.

If the booze was supplied in quick fill cardboard cartons, you could get 125 / 250 / 500ml of ‘deliveroo ozzy red’ or whatever? Filled at the depot from 1000L euro-containers. Same with beer, alcopop, non alcoholic etc.

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Wine Society pester power is already a new thing with almost daily emails competing with Majestic and vivino etc etc.

If only they’d spend as much time as they used to maintaining the level of service we were used to.

Progress I suppose!!

I’m guessing Greek xinomarvo.

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Change your marketing preferences - I did that and get zero unsolicited spam from TWS, nothing by post either!

There’s always one …. :woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3:

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Rather general I suppose, to name a whole country, but I see more and more Portuguese wines appearing on supermarket shelves and on the wine racks of friends and family who are less avid wine enthusiasts than the typical WS member. True of reds especially, but also increasingly whites. Sainsbury’s Porta 6 Lisboa seems to have become particularly ubiquitous (and very drinkable it is too, for the money).

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My facetious answer to this question was going to be cheap wine, ie anything drinkable that can be put on the shelf at under £8 in a climate where inflation is running at 10%+, but actually Portugese wine is a good answer.

I’ve certainly noticed and bought more recently - it is a good source of interesting value wines and more.

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Brachetto - fizzy, pink, sweet, it ticks all the boxes for popularity :rofl:

On a serious note it is actually a really nice wine as discussed previously elsewhere on this forum

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You’ve missed my point completely I’m afraid.

A lot of time, effort and money is being spent developing all this electronic bumf which I’m sure would be better spent:
Fixing the website which still doesn’t work properly in several instances.
Fixing mistakes regarding deliveries which shouldn’t have been made in the first place. I have one still ongoing since the end of Feb.
Not getting back to you to answer a query.
Reducing the EP notes available on line from 2000 to 2010 recently.
To mention just a few issues which spring to mind instantly.

Don’t get me wrong, I still consider TWS to be a magnificent institution, just not as magnificent as it was.

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I agree , it’s great TWS used to do one a couple years ago …. Unfortunately I don’t think many people know about it :joy:

I’m getting hit with a lot of white port social media… but I fear the algorithm has my number

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Deliveroo already do so, both with restaurant meals and from Majestic, Co-op, Sainsburys, Waitrose…

For varieties, I’ve been punting Tempranillo. Lots of plantings in New World.
For countries; I’ll echo Portugal - interesting wines, and low prices.

Riesling and Sherry will still be ‘the next big thing’ going into the future as they have been for the past decade…

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