"11 trends to consider for your wine list

What’s hot on our wine lists right now? Christine Salins takes a look at some current trends.

Just as restaurant menus mirror, and even influence, people’s tastes, so too do wine lists present a snapshot of drinking trends.

Some of these trends are consumer-driven, others are led by sommeliers whose enthusiasm for particular styles has resonated with diners"

"3. Aussie pride
For an Aussie wine to get a look in, it helps if it’s made by a boutique producer or young gun winemaker. Creative young folk are shaking up the industry with their enthusiasm, talent and new approaches to winemaking.

The Next Generation Hunter Valley Project puts a cool spin on Hunter wine. In Rutherglen, young guns Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown show that a 150 year old winery, All Saints Estate, needn’t stand still."

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