Top wine trends for 2013 – and a hangover analysis

It’s January, so it’s time to put down the crystal glasses and take out the crystal ball. I have a piece on wine-searcher.com about the top trends for 2013. Click through to find out my thoughts on critics, millennials and craft beer. Which stories/issues are you watching this year?

Also, an oldie but a goodie: in 2008, the New Yorker ran a piece on hangovers, their causes and possible cures. There are lots of good lines in the piece, but one takeaway for wine geeks is the suggestion that overindulging in red wine gives more of a hangover than white because of the greater presence of congeners. How does that square with your experience?

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4 Responses to “Top wine trends for 2013 – and a hangover analysis”


  1. Well, the opposite.actually; our CJ wrote a few weeks back that “I only have to go near an inoffensive white wine these days to get a headache the size of a tractor tyre”

    http://www.sedimentblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/chilean-white-headache.html


  2. I think that Wine Writers do a great job of telling us about wines, but they’re not hanging around with us and they don’t know what’s in our wine stores.

    Once I fell asleep for 3 hours after a Sauvignon Blanc wine tasting. I’ve never been able to account for it, and I don’t remember how I felt afterward.


  3. Some great predictions for wine trends in 2013! I particularly like #2. The winter of wine critics – as the dawn of a new age may be upon us. The more we know the better choices we make.


  4. Of course all other hangover cures pale in comparison to that of Mr. Frank Sinatra who would have his valet bring him a freshly made Gin Ramos Fizz up when he was ready to get started.


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