Rethinking Wine Categories for a Diverse Industry

In 2023, two major international wine organizations (The Court of Master Sommeliers & The Wine and Spirits Trust) made a groundbreaking decision to abandon the traditional categorization of wines as New World or Old World. This decision holds significant implications for the industry. Traditionally, the term “Old World” referred to European wines, suggesting a quality rooted in tradition, while “New World” wines, from regions like North America and Australia, were often considered less refined and consistent. However, times are changing. Alongside climate change and technological advancements where information about places, people, taste, and trends is readily accessible, this shift is



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