Listen: A nation of new found wine connoisseurs

18th February 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

Whilst it’s no surprise that our consumption of alcohol as a nation has increased over the last year, new research shows that Brits are now enjoying wine alongside other hobbies or as part of an activity and sampling new alternatives to their favourite tipple.

New research from Black Tower ahead of National Drink Wine Day reveals that almost a quarter of Brits are accompanied by a glass of vino on a Zoom quiz at least once a week, whilst over a quarter are enjoying a glass of wine with a meal every day.

With a selection from a waiter no longer on the table, are we becoming a nation of connoisseurs? 10% of wine drinkers feel more knowledgeable about wine than a year ago while just under 1 in 5 (19%) of wine drinkers say they have tried new styles since the first lockdown in March.

Aston spoke to Alison Flemming, master of wine at Black Tower to discuss the latest wine trends and what to look out for when selecting a wine.

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