Last year was one in which drinkers around the world broadened their palates and outlooks, and tired old certainties were cast aside in favor of exploration and reconsideration. This year looks set to be even better. Here are three trends that I predict will shape what we will drink over the course of 2018.
Last year was one in which drinkers around the world broadened their palates and outlooks, and tired old certainties were cast aside in favour of exploration and reconsideration. This year looks set to be even better. Here are four trends that I predict will shape what we will drink over the course of 2018.
There’s something a little perverse about the way Australians shoehorn European religious and cultural traditions into our summer. European Christmas is all about cold weather, warming food and rich drink; in the midst of a sweltering Australian summer, it’s hard to muster the appetite for anything heartier than a salad and an ice-cold lager. Despite this, there’s something to be said for the joys of an Australian Christmas – especially its culinary joys.
@sarahjansencom Also, @lkmccarthy says very good things about the St. Agnes X.O. 15-year-old brandy, which is apparently great value for money. He knows his stuff about Australian booze, so I trust him on that one!
@sarahjansencom I'm not really on Twitter at the moment so apologies for the late reply! Short version is that any good brandy should be great drunk neat – I'm a big fan of Pierre Ferrand's cognacs (any) and the higher-end brandies from Jerez, Spain (like Cardinal Mendoza or Equipo Navazos's).
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