In the UK wine trends regard new latitude or rather the Asian one
In Great Britain Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Thailand wines are really trendy. Read for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Even the Marks & Spencer’s buyers have asked to taste them. However there are not few difficulties involved. Many English consumers feel that Thailand cannot produce wine because of the very humid climate, vice versa in the South East, were there are vineyards they are forced to irrigate.
In fact, in a nation like the UK, where proudly they profess to commercialise wines from all over the world, to not have Asiatic wines could have been quite embarrassing. So, now they can be found, and they are also successful. For the wines from Monsoon Valley in Thailand the UK is the first foreign market. Even though the main buyers are Thai restaurants, these wines are beginning to be more and more present on wines lists in restaurants who propose European cuisine. The range includes varietal wines such as Shiraz, Sangiovese and Tempranillo, and also wines with a low alcohol content which contain just over 20 calories per glass.