My Top Ten Wine Dreams for 2018
The year 2012 was fascinating. A number of issues came to the fore and had an important impact on the wine industry. Looking forward to 2018 I have a few hopes and wishes for developments in the Amerian wine industry. All of the following, if they came to fruition, would be very good for the wine industry, for wine drinkers and for me. What about you?
1 – More Cabernet Franc produced in the style of Washington’s Owen Roe
2 – A website where I can find daily updates of new posts from 100s of wine bloggers
3 – Hard and justified pushback by the Napa Valley Vintners and other Industry groups against the ballot measure to stop all new vineyard plantings in the Valley.
4 – A little concern among alcohol regulators for consumer concerns over distributor concerns
5 – Another book from Matt Kramer
6 – Massive numbers of tourists descending upon Napa and Sonoma counties
7 – One more year without bubbles bursting or recession hitting the United States
8 – A little more Carmenere from California
9 – Expansion of Liberation Distribution to 10 more states
10 – A few more writers, journalists, columnists, bloggers and reporters curious and interested enough to report on the politics of the wine industry.