Now that it’s December, the journalism gods demand that we all publish a flurry of 2018 year-in-review reflections as well as plenty of predictions for 2019. FORTUNE just published it’s annual Crystal Ball package, and I had a few predictions on the list—as well as a few that were too hot to print, but I will take credit for them when they inevitably come to fruition next year.
For now, here’s one that looks like a solid bet:
Eminently Instagrammable and complex in taste, orange wines will win over drinkers in 2019.
Rosé has been the hottest (albeit chilled) wine trend over the past few years, with no sign of cooling off as most estimates predict pink wine to grow between 1.5% and 2% over the next four years. Even so, everyone is looking for the next rosé.
In 2019, expect to be uncorking a bottle of tannin-rich orange wine. No, it’s not made from oranges. A bit of a misnomer, orange wines are made from white varietal grapes that keep their skins on longer during fermentation. They’ve been popping up on wine lists in major cities nationwide as they become favorites with sommeliers and oenophiles alike.
I also have a few more holiday shopping and gift guides, which I hope you find useful.
And if you need a refresher on ALL of the gift guides I published last month, here’s that list again too!
Image: Luc Belaire