Homogenization of Wine

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Homogenization can be a potential problem in the future for wine. Modern winemaking technology and skill are so advanced, that poorly made wine will not be an issue. However, with everyone using new oak and many countries blending in non-traditional varietals, it’s robbing wine of its indigenous character. More and more, European wines are tasting like New World selections and vice versa. If this continues we’ll be swimming in a sea of well-made vino, but it will lack country, region or even stylistic character. This is not a good thing. The reason we buy specific country or regional wines is because of their specific character, taste and food affinity. If this is void, then wine’s unique charm is lost.

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