Vladimir Kush looking through a crystal ball.

Looking through a crystal ball

Predicting changes in consumer wines preferences is very much like gazing into a crystal ball, but sometimes even the simple reflections of what is happening today will give pointers for the future.

If you want an understanding what might happen, you have to hear from producers, retailers, agents and journalists who all see global wine consumers from different perspectives. What are the star grape varieties of tomorrow that might replace Pinot Grigio, what about the choice of wine packaging, who will consumers for these wines be, what will that cost of wine be, and where & how will they be buying them?

Here are thoughts, views and predictions from of some leading voices in the wine trade