Women are buying and drinking more wine than ever, with 57% of total wine volume being purchased by women, according to statisticians Nielsen. Their 2018 survey showed that overall more women are buying wine and drinking it more frequently — and in larger quantities than their male counterparts.
So, with this in mind and with Mother's Day just around the corner, let's have a look at the Top 5 Tipples bought by the
1 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. The happy result of an accidental breeding between a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc grape plant, in the 17th Century.
A typical Cabernet Sauvignon glass has a large, tall bowl that closes slightly at the glass opening, this allows plenty of room for the aeration process.
Shiraz, originally called Syrah from the Rhone Valley in France, has achieved much fame in Australia. This is the grape variety behind Hermitage and Cote Rotie in France and also Australias' most iconic wine, Penfolds Grange. a deep purple, almost inky coloured wine. The nose reveals intense, rich blackberry aromas. The flavours on the palate show mouthfilling fruit, massive structure and a long sweet finish.
The thin-skinned Pinot Noir grape is notoriously temperamental and has proved difficult to grow in certain areas. There’s no other grape like Pinot Noir with its wonderfully heady perfumes and sweet, red berry flavours.
A Pinot Noir wine glass has a large wide bowl, this allows the wine to breathe at the glasses widest point, which is vital for aeration.The rim directs the flow of wine over the tongue, highlighting the rich fruit and tempering the high acidity.
Riesling is quite unlike any other wine. It is generally light in alcohol, refreshingly high in fruity natural acidity (quite different from the harshness of added acid), has the ability to transmit the character of a place through its unique aroma and, unlike Chardonnay, is capable of ageing for decades in the bottle.
Tasting Riesling starts with intense aromas that rise from the glass (even when the wine is ice cold) with primary fruit aromas of orchard fruits like nectarine, apricot, crisp apple, & pear.
So, with women dominating such a large market share of wine purchases, it's worth remembering the slogan I saw on a T-shirt, the other day, "A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world….oh sorry….that’s wine….wine does that."