A new year means it’s time to ponder what will be happening in the world of drink in 2023. For this instalment of The Drinking Hour podcast, host David Kermode is joined by Richard Siddle, editor-in-chief of The Buyer, an editorial platform for producers, suppliers, distributors and sommeliers. After the majority of Siddle’s predictions for 2022 proved to be accurate, will he have the same success again?
Kermode and Siddle discuss the global glass shortage and what that might mean for drinks packaging going forwards, from bag-in-box to paper and cans. And from global glass shortages to global warming, chat turns to how the climate crisis is leading to higher ABV wine. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the pair also consider whether we’ll see more no- and low-wines on offer this year.
Elsewhere, is this the year Rosé can be considered an all-year-round drink? Can Cava make its long-awaited comeback? And although the English wine industry has focused on sparkling wine thus far, will more still English wine be produced in the future?