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Not doing Dry Jan? These are the drinks expected to be popular in 2023

But what beverages will people be ordering the most in 2023?

Experts have shared their drink predictions – including what they think will be noticeable trends throughout the year.

Here’s what to expect over the coming months…

Emily Jago, a group wine buyer for JKS Restaurants, says wine on tap is increasingly becoming popular – both on the casual and premium end of the drinks industry.

She says: ‘Not only does it hit the mark in terms of sustainability (one 20 litre keg equals 27 standard bottles, saving 22kg of glass waste), customers are also becoming more comfortable and familiar with it as a pour; the fact it is served in refillable glass bottles rather than getting the full cork-pulling tableside experience isn’t the hindrance it once was, and it’s the same juice inside.

‘It is also an advantage for businesses looking to avoid spoilage and wastage.’

Liam Evans, the head sommelier and beverage director of the Ainsworth Collection, says that while English sparkling wines are well-estalished, it’ll be the still ones taking over this year.

He says: ‘Bacchus, a grape that does well in our climate, is a good alternative if you like Sauvignon Blanc. Camel Valley as well as Flint Vineyards produce notable Bacchus wines. 

‘They’re crisp and fresh – perfect with seafood. Chardonnay is doing well for us as well with people like Chapel Down, Tillingham and Danbury Ridge leading the way. There are even some great reds coming through as well.’

David Moore, the owner of Pied à Terre, thinks 2023 will see a shift to quality over quantity. 

He says: ‘Consumers are becoming increasingly aware, knowledgeable and discerning.

Source” Content adapted from metro

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