Since the last issue of Selectus Wines, our industry has been having a bit of a hard time. For a while, it looked as if the restaurants, bars and hotels were returning to a decent level of activity that was cause for optimism. However lately, and I guess due to the relaxation of restrictions in August, it seems we are back to square one and we will again see the capacity of these establishments reduced and the consumption of wine with it...
We asked the Spanish Wine Board to give us their outlook for the wine industry. Over the summer they launched a campaign to support the hospitality sector and a second wave is due this October. In this issue, you can read how they see the industry evolving in the months ahead.
Meanwhile, the 2020 harvest has seen a reduction in the volume of grapes harvested. Mildew has wreaked havoc in some of the Spanish wine regions and this could have repercussions on wine prices... but is this fair to the consumer? One positive note amid of all the uncertainty is the fact that 2020 appears to be a vintage of very good quality.
Talking of quality, for the first (but probably not the last) time in our 8-year history, the Selectus Wines tasting panel tasted and rated wines from the Roussillon region of France. You will find the results is this issue.
Here’s hoping that we will have some more positive news to share in the not too distant future. In the meantime, please sit back, relax and enjoy your magazine!