Wine Recap: Best of 2021, Plus 2022 Predictions!
We’ve crunched the numbers, analyzed the data and 2021 proved to be a wild ride! We’re glad the Wine Sisterhood Bottle Shop could be there to bring joy and new tasting experiences into your home through another challenging year. Today, we’re looking forward to an exciting year in wine and more chances to expand our horizons and connect with friends near and far.
Remember, even when you can’t sip together in person, there are still fantastic ways to stay connected to friends and family remotely. While cozied up through another chilly and challenging winter, why not plan a virtual get together with friends you may have missed last year?
Keep the hope alive for future opportunities to clink glasses IRL by keeping your wine fridge full for the day when you’re ready to have guests over again. Don’t forget that when you sign up for our Bottle Shop email list, you’ll get a code to take 15% off your first purchase of six bottles or more*!
Wine Sisterhood 2021 Trends
Getting back to the stats! Our Wine Sisterhood community was shopping the classics in 2021. Two popular Pinot Grigios made it into the top five, but overall bold reds dominated the top-selling wines of the year in our Bottle Shop. Our shoppers know to drink well on a budget, most of our top-selling wines of 2021 also come in at under $15!
Visit the Shop for the full lineup of our Top Wines of 2021. Here are some notable highlights:
Best Seller: Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio
Rich flavors of apples and pears, with a slight touch of minerality on the finish. Drama Queen also won a silver medal at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition!
Best Seller: 2019 Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio
An adventurous white wine that is fresh and fruity, with lovely notes of citrus. Dare to pair it with sushi, curried dishes, all things fresh from the garden.
Best Seller: 2016 Bar Dog Cabernet Sauvignon
Beautiful blueberry aromas combine with ripe plum and cocoa flavors, mingling throughout the long, expressive finish.
Best Seller: 2020 Tall Dark Stranger Malbec
Juicy berry and plum flavors with a velvety smooth finish. This wine is no stranger to winning, taking home a gold medal at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition!
Best Seller: Middle Sister Rebel Red Blend
If you drink what you like, and like what you drink, try this wine that exudes aromas of plums, blueberries, and flavors of blackberries with a dollop of crème de cassis. Rebel Red loves to brag about her silver medal from the S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition!
The world still has its challenges, but we’re learning how to manage with improved self-care and ample time to relax. This along with a need to branch out and explore will be an overarching theme we expect to see in the tastes of our community this year. Here are our predictions for our Wine Sisterhood this year:
You’ll find adventure. This year, we’re all going to venture out of our cozy cocoons more. As everyone continues to get comfortable with trying new varietals at home, we believe our fans are going to get more adventurous with their wine choices.
You’ll make value a priority. We expect our community to continue to seek out quality wines at a good value. You know what you love, but you know that it doesn’t need to empty your wallet. With this in mind, we created our $15 and under list for our fans watching their budget.
You’ll explore new wine regions. In the same way we see more people making adventurous choices in the type of wine they’re drinking, they’re also looking to try other wine regions outside of the norm. Take a look at a few of the wines we’ve curated from our friends, like Firesteed Pinot Noir out of Oregon and the Tamarack Cellars Mourvedre from Washington.
You want to have fun! We are all about making the most out of life here at the Wine Sisterhood. In our world, that means reaching for beverages with bubbles, like Gaze Wine Cocktails.
What new and exciting wine plans do you have for 2022? Let us know what you’re looking forward to exploring more of in a comment below!
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