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Secret Wine Industry trends for 2020

Secret Wine Industry Trends For 2020

Secret Wine Industry Trends For 2020What Can We Expect?

What does the following year hold for wine consumers and producers? Find out with these secret wine industry trends for 2020…

What do wine consumers care about?

Branding, customer service and quality play a big role in driving a consumer to buy a wine

Customer experience along with brand identity and presentation will continue to drive innovation in the wine industry for 2020. Brands are now focusing primarily on the detail and uniqueness of their packaging, to stand out from their competitors.

Is the wine industry growing?

Global consumption of wine to decline in 2020

Although it is predicted that by 2022, the volume of wine sold will rise to 281 million cases. It’s also predicited that consumers will be pursuing higher quality wines, instead of price point wines.

What countries will consume the most wine?
Low profile wine countries are predicted to become more popular in 2020

At the moment, the most established wine countries are in Europe. With France in front with the highest per capita consumption and Italy being the top net exporter.  However, you can expect to see the likes of Germany, South Africa, Portugal and Greece to become more popular as their pricepoints tend to be more competitive for quality wines

What will be the most popular wine in 2020?
The rise of Sherry!

The owner of Friday Saturday Sunday, Chad Williams, predicts that sherry will grow in popularity following the Amari Trend. Sherry bridges the gap between wine and spirits. It’s a higher alcohol and a dry-style dessert wine that a lot of consumers don’t know about.

For 2020, this remarkably affordable fortified wine  is beginning to see a rise in popularity and perhaps we’ll see this under-rated option return to an upward trend.

In conclusion...

Hopefully these secret wine industry trends for 2020 will give you an insight on what to expect to happen this year. The wine industry will also be faced with emerging topics. As well as current events and increasing awareness on cultural areas of interest. Topics like health and lifestyle, environment and global warming, and of course food and drink, all directly affect the wine industry.

Secret Wine Industry trends for 2020
10 best diy wine racks ideas

10 Best DIY Wine Racks Ideas

Top 10 Best DIY Wine Racks Ideas

These are the top 10 best DIY wine racks ideas that we simply can’t get enough of. Wine racks can come in all shapes and sizes and can be tailored to suit the ins and outs of your property. The most common wine rack is the classic 6-12 bottle holder. Boring! Sorry but if you’re a wine lover then surely you’d want a nice home for your wine to live in? Check out these 10 best DIY wine racks ideas to give you a bit of inspiration.

10. Unique Rogue Holder

10 best diy wine racks ideas

This unusual looking holder stores your bottles of wine in a unique and stylish way. Depending on your budget and space, you can get rogue holders that hold at least 12 bottles of wine. You can place it on any wall in your property and the best thing is. You can do it yourself for free! Such a perfect gift for your wine loving friends.

9. Traditional countertop wine rack

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A traditional classic wine rack never goes out of style. This DIY wine rack is sure to be around for a long time to come. The symmetry and patterns you can create for the wine rack are amazing. You can really show off your vino collection in style. 

8. Single bottle holder

Sometimes a single bottle of wine is the only thing you need to make a statement. This simple yet stylish diy wine rack offers simplicity and a genius idea. Coming equipped with the glass holders, so you can always be sure to have a full glass of wine. 

7. Wine Shelf
10 best diy wine racks ideas. wooden racking

This is a very unique looking wine rack. Although it looks complicating, they’re very easy to make yourself. It’s a great way to show off some of your finest wines. That’s not the only benefit. You can also show off your best stemware.

6. Stuck in the wood

This is a very perculiar looking DIY wine rack. Which is why it’s made it on our list of top 10 best DIY wine racks ideas for wine lovers. Not only is it keeping your wine stored but it is also great decor for the corner of a room. Providing you don’t have any children running about!

5. Cross Box
10 Best DIY wine racks ideas

Cross boxes are one of the more common DIY wine storage solutions. Depending on the budget, cross boxes can be made for up to 24 bottles of wine to be stored at one time. If put together right, these can look so stylish in a dining room. The symmetry with the bottles tops it off.

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4.Mega wine box
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This is like a cross box, but for a LOT of wine. These generally fit from 100-150 bottles of wine at one time. These are truly for those wine connoisseurs who know nothing but wine. They can be made into bespoke storage boxes but can also be very easily built by yourself.

3. 1 Bottle 3 Glasses

At number three we have this funky looking wine rack idea. Holding only one bottle of wine and three glasses. This can be easily built by yourself and will take less than a days work. With stylish slots to place glasses into, this is truly a remarkable rack. 

2. Vinyl Holder

If you love vinyls and you love wine…your in heaven! This is one of the most creative and best DIY wine racks i’ve seen to this day. This style of wine racking gives your property a vintage feel. Don’t be fooled by the look of this holder. Althoug it may look like your bottle wants to slide out. Just know its very safe and secure.

1. Steel Wavy Wine Holder
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At number one we have this slick, elegant looking steel wine holder. With its wavy look and style. You can guarantee a very modern feel to your property after building yourself one of these. They are not hard at all to create. Just get a piece of stainless steel. Mark how many bottles you want to be able to fit. Then make holes where you marked it. Easy as that! 

How to build a wine rack
No matter which specific project you pick for building a DIY wine rack, there are some general steps to follow.
  1. Pick place and function: Are you getting a wine rack to be displayed in the kitchen? Will it be showing the front or back? Answering these questions will help you a lot in deciding what style your rack will be and where it will be going.
  2. The number of bottles: Next consider how many bottles you may need to store. Will it fit 12 bottles? Will it be able to fit big champagne bottles in? There’s no point building a wine rack if you don’t know what or how many bottles of wine your going to be storing.
  3. Pick your desired plans: The best DIY racks will satisfy both your styles and your storage desires.
  4. Pick the wood: Picking the right wood for your DIY rack is crucial. Some woods are better for the long term use, whereas others are appealing to look at.
  5. Now build your rack: Now is the time to put all of this information together and build one yourself. With everything we’ve given you. We’re sure you’ll find something specific to build for your wine holding needs.

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5 Most Popular Wines In The World

Wondering what the best bottle of wine in the world is? Look no further, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 most popular wines in the world. So out of the 5 we’ve hand picked. I’m sure there will be one perfect for you!

5 most popular wines in the world

5. Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely recognized wines in the world. In the seventeenth century in southwestern France, an accident occurred between a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc grape plant.

The result for this was the birth of one of the most popular grape among American wine drinkers, Cabernet Sauvignon. The rich flavor and high tannin content in Cabernet Sauvignon make it a suplendid partner to rich grilled meats, peppery sauces, and dishes with high flavor.

4. Merlot

In France, Merlot stands for “the little blackbird”. Merlot is one of the second popular choice for a bottle of vino. Going hand in hand with Cabernet Sauvignon, the pair go together that well, they are the two main ingrediants for the bordeaux blend. Merlot can be velvety and plummy, or rich and oaky. There’s something for everyone, which is why Merlot is adored.

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3. Airén

Airén is the first white wine grape on our list. Airén is usually blendid with other grapes, including Viura, Verdejo or Sauvignon Blanc to make a more balanced wine. It is almost unknown outside of Spain. Due to its high sugar levels and large yields, it is estimated that 30% of its production is dedicated to the production of local Brandy. 

 2. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine on earth and, more recently, it has also become the most divisive. Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.

Travel to any wine region in the world, and you’ll find at least one vineyard growing Chardonnay. It’s a wine that can be simple or regal, aged for many years or consumed immediately.

top 5 most popular wine grapes in the world

1. Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light-bodied red wine. It’s loved for its red fruit, flower, and spice aromas that are accentuated by a long, smooth finish.

Although Pinot Noir earns most of its fame from its still, red, varietal wines, the variety is also a vital ingredient in the production of sparkling white wines. For these, it can be used alone, but is most commonly blended with its cousin Chardonnay, and other members of the Pinot family.pinot noir, number 1 popular wine in the worldPinot Noir takes the top spot in our top 5 most popular wines in the world. Now you know our favourite and most popular wines in the world, we want to know what YOUR go to bottle of vino is. Comment your answer down below in the comments section. 


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The right wine racking – Ultimate Guide

bespoke wine racks
Finding the right wine racking for your wine can sometimes be a tricky one. Especially with so many different factors to keep in mind. Like what materials you would require? What style you would like it in? And of course, how big or small do you need it? To make this a whole lot easier for you, we have put together a guide on choosing the right wine racking. 
Wine racks are often looked upon as a traditional way to store wine. More commonly used for those who have a couple bottles lying about to be drunk. Storing wine horizontally ensures that the cork stays wet inside the bottle, preventing it from crumbling. While many wine lovers around the globe would love and appreciate a bespoke wine cellar. It’s just not an affordable option for the average home. Therefore, our bespoke wine racks make an unbelievable alternative. With small racks for below or above counter tops, or bigger racks designed for a dining room or wine bar.

Why should you pick a wooden rack?

Wooden wine racks are often seen as more reliable, sturdy and more durable for wine storage. A vast variety of designs, layouts and styles can be found when looking for wine racks. Oak tends to be a more popular choice, as it gives of a supreme and delicate feel to your collection. Wooden racks are more suitable for at home, providing a cost-effective way to store your wine in a safe and glamourous way. Unlike cellars and wine rooms, if for any reason you need to move your wine rack to another room or perhaps even another house. It’s now easier than ever. Apart from the odd dusting and double checking everything is tight, you can move your wine anywhere.

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How to choose the right wine racking?

The biggest question you need to ask yourself when thinking of buying a wine rack is how many bottles you will be likely to store at a time. If you only drink occasionally and don’t have a big collection. Getting one that stores 10 to 15 bottles may be more suitable for you. Giving you ample room for any other bottles you require at Christmas or birthdays. For the real serious wine connoisseurs, consider a racking that stores up to 90 bottles of wine. Here at Wine Cellars of Yorkshire we’d be more than happy to come back to you and upgrade your wine rack storage.

Where should you keep the wine rack?

Next, think about the location the wine rack will go – bear in mind the size of the racking will have an impact on where you will be able to store it. To properly store wine, many factors need to be considered, such as light levels, temperature, and disturbance. To ensure that the wine is given the best treatment possible, try and pick a spot that is out of direct sunlight, and doesn’t get too hot. A room that isn’t used all the time, such as a dining room, can be a good bet, as it is less likely to have people walking through and ‘disturbing’ the wine.

What colour should my wine rack be?

Once you have chosen the room you will be installing your wine rack in; then you can decide what colour wine rack to buy. Think about the colours of any wooden items currently in the room such as chairs, tables, or even the door, and consider which colour would best suit or complement these shades.


If you’d like to stray from the traditional wine rack, or you have a more compact space to work with, then opting for a wine storage cube can be a great alternative. They are essentially a cube, with a diagonal cross within, connecting each corner, to create four sections. Cubes can be especially useful if you tend to buy your wine by the case, as you may not need to check the label of each to identify it, so they can all be stored in one unit. 

wine box cube. the right wineracking

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