Friday, November 2, 2007

Vino-Futures 2015

Not to go on about alcohol, but I've come across a fascinating paper forecasting wine consumption in Ireland and a number of other countries to 2015.

The bad news first (from a health policy perspective): wine consumption per capita in Ireland is projected to rise from 17.8 to 19.5 litres per capita between 2005 and 2015 (though it will still be well below today's EU average).

The good news (from a wine drinkers perspective): most of the growth will result from a shift away from non-premium wines towards super premium wines. I'll drink a unit of Chianti Classico Riserva to that.

4 comments:

  1. Any Washington State Merlot on the list? There are some fine ones.

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  3. Whatever about the increasing popularity of Washington State Merlot ( excellent, I agree) I predict that, given the mildness of the weather in Ireland this November, some Irish wines may even make the list in 2015!

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  4. Somehow I don't see a decent, native fíon being produced even by 2015. 2115 maybe ...

    I don't know that much about vino-culture, but a wet summer like we've just had would be the end of any decent harvest anywhere.

    Enough to drive you to drink indeed.

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