Wednesday, February 21, 2024

LeDomduVin: New Banner / Profile Picture with Bottle & Glass (the two main protagonists of my illustrations)

 




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by @ledomduvin 2024


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Cheers! Santé!

Dom

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Monday, February 19, 2024

LeDomduVin: Are Wine Sales declining?

 



Are Wine Sales declining? 



Unfortunately, yes! Over the last few years, wine sales have been and are still declining. 

The other day, as every morning, I was reading articles about the wine world. An excellent way to stay updated and informed about what is happening with the market trends, producers, brands, sales, etc. 

One of these articles mentioned that wine sales, especially for red wine, have declined over the past few years for various reasons and factors. 

Interestingly enough, when browsing the internet to do more research and better understand why, I realized that there are a lot of contradictory pieces of information on the subject, which triggered my curiosity and inspired me to write this post to further develop some of the main reasons and factors from my perspective.   

Contradictory because some articles mention that sales are good, promising a projected growth of 4.35% between 2024 and 2028 (according to https://www.statista.com/ and other sources), while most of the other articles (written in 2023 and early 2024) all mostly come to the common conclusion that wine sales (have been) and still are in decline between an estimated 2-9% depending on the type of wine. 

We should stay positive and look at the situation with a half-full glass. Hopefully, sales should go back up at some point this year.  

Yet, let me give you my two cents on the main reasons and factors wine sales have declined. 






Lack of Money 


Undoubtedly, the first reason that comes to mind is the lack of money (as I tried to depict it in my little illustration heading this post). 

Living costs have risen in most countries worldwide in recent years. This is largely due to the consequences and disadvantages of globalization (e.g., increased competition, exploitation of labor and resources, imbalanced trade, domestic job loss, elevation of domestic prices, taxation, tariffs, etc...) and the consequences of the recent ongoing wars, such as those in Russia/Ukraine and Israel/Palestine. Civil and political unrest and other economic, financial, societal, and geopolitical issues in some countries (including the Western world) have also contributed to this problem. Unavoidably, inflation came as a result. The cost of food, utilities, and energy (electricity, gas, oil, coal, etc...) increased, and many have struggled to make ends meet (worse than before for those already struggling). Consequently, Wine (and alcohol in general) gradually became a luxury many can no longer afford, even at a low price point.


COVID has had a major psychological, behavioral, and, more importantly, financial impact on people and businesses. Between 2020 and 2023, many companies delocalized, reduced their staff, and/or went bankrupt, especially within the F&B industry, leading to job loss and unemployment. In Hong Kong (where I live), many expats left to return home or to other countries with more potential prospects. Although some are now coming back, the economy is still fragile, as HK greatly suffered from these 3 years of isolation from the rest of the world, during which relying solely on the local economy due to the lack of mainlanders and tourists in general, took a toll on most people and businesses. Despite hopes of an economic rebound, 2023 was a terrible year for businesses in general and, more particularly, for the F&B industry in HK, greatly impacting wine sales and consumption in restaurants, brasseries, hotels, etc.   

Additionally, COVID awakened consciousness and self-importance, changing people's societal behavior and work ethics, with some becoming less willing to take low-paid positions and ungrateful jobs that require hard work, working long or awkward hours, early morning, late night or weekends (e.g., waiter, cook, chef, nurse, cleaners, helpers, janitor, sanitation worker, etc..). 

Despite a surge in wine and alcohol sales and consumption during the mid-2020 to late 2022 period due to COVID-related home confinement, restrictions, and more people spending more time at and/or working from home, there has been a downside. This situation, known as "The Great Lockdown," resulted in a global economic recession, job loss, and unemployment. Consequently, more people had to reprioritize their spending, and gradually, wine was not at the top of their list anymore.


Social Media (and streaming services) increased time spent on screen and, hand-in-hand with COVID, also contributed to awakened consciousness and self-importance, changing people's societal behavior and work ethics, especially those between 20-40 years old (part Millenials and Gen-Z).  

In today's fast-paced world, we often encounter social media influencers, mostly teenagers or young adults. These influencers make easy money by creating and sharing videos or reels that depict a false or fantasized image of our society and how life should be lived. Unfortunately, such content doesn't encourage people to pursue hard jobs and can lead to unrealistic expectations.


In short, over the past 5 years, the increase in living costs due to the pandemic, the wars, and other global economic, societal, political, and financial factors, combined with an attitude and behavioral change toward working and work ethics, have led to a shortage of employees in various industries such as F&B, retail, agriculture, construction, hospital, and other physical or manual labor jobs. This has resulted in more people being unemployed or earning lower salaries, leading to financial constraints that have forced these people to reassess their priorities and spending habits, thus declining wine sales.  
   

Lack of interest


It is a fact that, in general, Millennials and Gen Z have a lack of or low interest in alcohol, mostly for health, generational and behavioral reasons, I believe.   

For example, my son, who is 17, does not drink or smoke. This is great! And I'm very happy about it.  Yet, it is not for the lack of making him try some wine occasionally (e.g., Christmas or birthday).  It would have been difficult not to while having a father who is a Sommelier and a Wine Buyer, working with wine and alcoholic beverages for the past 33 years. 

Even though it's not something to be proud of, I'm glad my children aren't following my example. I was born in the early 70s and grew up in Bordeaux, France as a teenager in the 80s. Back then, drinking and smoking were quite common, and my friends and I started at a much younger age.

Nowadays, Millenials and GenZ tend to consume less alcohol compared to preceding generations, Boomers and GenX, when they were the same age. Is it because they saw their parents drinking with most meals (an old habit in most Western countries) and are not interested in doing the same? Or, could it also be the result of parents being abusive with their kids due to alcohol, demonstrating alcohol is not a good thing (a recurring problem in most countries, unfortunately, often leading to domestic violence and other problems)? Probably a combination of both. 

However, those who consume alcohol prefer white and/or rosé wines rather than reds, and/or are exploring other beverage categories like RTD (ready-to-drink) premixed drinks, cocktails, and craft beer. These convenient options allow them to enjoy alcoholic beverages, premixed and/or pre-made cocktails at home or on the go.

Consequently, wine sales have become increasingly reliant on older drinkers from the previous generations, Boomers and GenX, who have habits of drinking wine as an aperitif and during meals (lunch and/or dinner). Yet, these generations, especially the boomers, are aging fast and health consciousness prevails over wine consumption, leading to declining wine sales for this population segment.    


Health Concerns


Body health has been a major concern for more than two decades due to the increasing amount of pollution and the alarming results of the various scientific reports coming out yearly. The main culprits are overproduction and overconsumption, which have led to the pollution of air, water, and soil. The consequences can be observed everywhere in our daily lives. Just look at the amount of trash generated daily by each of us. 

Despite being a recurring topic since the 90s (more like the 70s, actually), we have only found minor solutions to tackle this pollution problem, let alone the climate change situation, which is partly created by pollution. The problem is that the efforts of a minority to make a change are not enough compared to the majority of people and the government's lack of concern and actions to address these issues. 

Like for Tabaco a few decades ago (and still ever since), anti-alcohol campaigns at doctor's offices, hospitals, and even taught at schools have mushroomed in the past 10 years, raising awareness about the negative aspects and consequences of drinking alcohol, even with moderation. No wonder Millenials and GenZ kids are not as big consumers as the preceding generations.  





******work in progress*****


These were my two cents on why wine sales have declined in recent years and will probably continue to do so if we continue on the path we have been on these few decades.   

Cheers! Santé!

Dom 

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

LeDomduVin: Still within the Top 150 of the "Best Wine Blogs" list on Feedspot! THANK YOU for your continuous support!

 




Still within the Top 150 of the "Best Wine Blogs" list on Feedspot! THANK YOU for your continuous support!  



At the start of each year since 2019, I check Feedspot's 100 Best Wine Blogs list to see where my blog ranks. And, thanks to you and your continuous support, I'm still there, at number #107. That is great! And it is because of you, my followers and readers. So, THANK YOU! Much appreciated.  

Some of you may say: Why is it so great? You're not even in the Top 100.  
And I'll say: Yes, you're right, but I'm still on the list and, once again, not so far from the Top 100. This encourages me to work even harder and better to reach that goal. 

You must realize that the "Feedspot's 100 Best Wine Blogs" list includes 1952 Wine Blogs representing the best wine blogs on the web (out of thousands of other Wine Blogs), ranked based on traffic(*), social media followers, and freshness. 

Therefore, being on the list is already greatly satisfying, and achieving the Top 100 would be amazing, yet reaching number #107 is excellent for me.  

"Excellent," as my wine blog is just a hobby. I only write when I have time and when the inspiration comes. I don't impose any quotas on myself or anything else. I have always been independent and always will be, so I can write about anything and everything I want whenever I want. 

Moreover, I have always shared my knowledge and passion for wine (on my blog and social media pages) without a profit motive or interest in brands or producers. I don't get any money or free goods from it. Although it would be nice, I'm not making a dime with it. I'm not an influencer, either. I just love writing and want to do it freely without anyone looking over my shoulder. 

Consequently, being on this list is a great reward. I am humbled and feel privileged about it, as so many wine blogs are better than mine. And yet, here I'm at number #107. Thank you.  

This number constantly oscillates throughout the year, so I look at it only once (or twice) yearly. Usually, every end of January or early February, to be consistent. I have been in the Top 100 several times in the past few years. Therefore, it is doable, and I will work harder to reach it again.  

  • 2019 - Number #92
  • 2020 - Number #85 
  • 2021 - Number #132
  • 2022 - Number #124
  • 2023 - Number #97
  • 2024 - Number #107

Thank you all for making this goal possible and achievable. Your likes, comments, and feedback motivate me to continue writing and sharing my passion and knowledge for wine, as I have been doing on this wine blog for the past 16 years.  

You are the reason why this blog still exists and continues to thrive, and I cannot thank you enough for that. And thank you to Feedspot, too.  

Share the passion, share the knowledge, share the love, share the wine! 

Cheers! Santé! Et Merci! 

Dom 

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(*) Just to give an idea, in terms of traffic on my blog, here are a few numbers: 
  • 16 years of existence
  • Total of 1575170 views (as of 15.02.2024 at 5.44pm HK time)
  • average of 98448 views per year
  • average of 8204 views per month
  • average of 269 views per day

The above are the averages over the past 16 years. However, traffic has dramatically increased in the last 3-4 years.  

To give you a better idea, here are the stats for today (15.02.2024 at 5.44pm) courtesy of www.blogger.com  

 


Thank you for all these views! Much appreciated.  

Dom 


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

LeDomduVin: Happy Valentine's Day






HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY



Celebrate it with some wine! 
There is only love inside a bottle of wine! Share it with those you love! 
Share the love! Share the wine! 

Cheers! Santé!

Dom 

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Friday, February 9, 2024

LeDomduVin: 龙年快乐 - Happy New Year of the Dragon 2024



龙年快乐 - Happy New Year of the Dragon 



May the Year of the Dragon be filled with confidence, strength, and courage. I wish you all prosperity and joy.  May you and your whole family be filled with happiness in the Year of the Dragon. Happy Chinese New Year 2024. 

Cheers! Santé! 

Dom

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

LeDomduVin: THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!




THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!



10000+ views in the last 7 days on www.ledomduvin.com 

Exceeding 10000 views in 7 days doesn't happen very often, and I wanted to "thank you" as it is because of all of you. I am very grateful for your help and support with my blog and all my pages on the various Social media platforms. Thank you !!! 😁👍🍷🙏❤️

Your "views", "likes" and "comments" are the reasons why I kept this blog going for the past 16 years and continued to write and post. So, thank you very much for all your support and appreciation. They really encourage and motivate me to continue writing and posting. 

Cheers! Santé! I raise my glass to you all and thank you again for making www.ledomduvin.com such a successful blog. 

Your friend and humble servant, 😌 🙏🙏🙏

Dom 

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LeDomduVin: Back to Earth




Back to Earth



I titled this post "Back to Earth" because when it comes to wine, I'm usually in the stratosphere with the "top-notch" and "expensive" wines. 

Yet, for once (yes, it happens occasionally), I recently served some more "down-to-earth" and "accessible" wines for a private dinner.

It felt good to be back on regular ground. 




Henriot Brut Millésimé 2008


Henriot Champagnes are brilliant champagnes and excellent "value for money". Their "Blanc-de-Blancs" is one of my favorite casual champagnes. And their vintage ones offer as much as some of their peers for 3 or 4 times less the price. Especially when from a great vintage, like 2008. 

Established in 1808, Champagne Henriot is one of the rare independent Champagne houses that has remained in the same family throughout its history. The 2008 vintage celebrates its 200th anniversary. 

A blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, Henriot 2008 is a delightful champagne, fresh and crisp, and at the same time, rich, dense, and "gourmand," with lovely stone fruits, white flowers, and mineral aromas, great acidity, structure and texture, and a long lingering finish. Really enjoyable and a steal at that price! 





Humbert Frères Charmes Chambertin 2018


I have opened quite a few bottles of this wine in recent months. This is one of the cheapest Charmes Chambertin around, and while it may not be as complex as some of the best producers, it still offers plenty. 

The nose offers subtle aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherries, and floral notes combined with earthy, smoky nuances. The palate is relatively light in weight and texture yet well-balanced and vibrant due to great acidity, enough fruit ripeness, and a good grip of integrated tannins to give you something to chew on. Loved it.

Cheers! Santé!

Dom 


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Monday, February 5, 2024

LeDomduVin: Perrot-Minot and Palmer served over the weekend





Perrot-Minot and Palmer served over the weekend







Perrot-Minot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru "La Richemone" Vignes Centenaires Cuvée Ultra 2018


Christophe Perrot-Minot is a talented winemaker, and all his wines are excellent. He really deserves the praise he has received over the past two decades. My favorite is the "La Richemone" Vignes Centenaires Cuvée Ultra.

Just over a year ago, I secured a little more than 12 bottles of the very sought-after vintage 2018, which is quite impressive knowing that only 2531 bottles were produced, and it is highly coveted by connoisseurs.

The reason why is that Christophe owns about 1.9 hectares of “La Richemone,” but only 0.9 hectares of his oldest vines, planted in 1902, go into the “Cuvée Ultra.” Basically, less than 10 barrels were produced in 2018. And the resulting wine is gorgeous.

Intense color for a pinot noir. The attractive nose presents incentive aromas of fresh and ripe dark and red berries and cherries, mingling with mineral, floral, spicy, and earthy notes. The palate combines freshness and brightness with complexity and richness. A little subdued at first, it gained weight and intensity after about 1 hour and a half of opening in the bottle (no decanting). Fermented with 60% whole bunches and aged in 20% new wood, it is balanced and focused, with racy acidity, and structured with fine-grained tannins, framing and elevating the fruit from beginning to end. A delicious wine! Love it.






Chateau Palmer Margaux 2009


I am a big fan of Palmer wines and consistently recommend and serve them whenever possible. The 2009 vintage is an exceptional wine that combines richness, complexity, ripeness, weight, and balance. It has a heavily textured and structured profile, with a dark, ripe, dense, generous, and ample character that is larger than your usual Palmer wine. It is concentrated and has tannins that need some time to mellow down. Even after 2 hours of decantation, it still had a fiery profile, with a lot of strength and attitude. Although it is drinkable and enjoyable now, it is still very young and will benefit from a few more years of aging in the cellar. It is a surprisingly big wine that packs a punch for a Margaux. Love it! 

Cheers! Santé!

Dom



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LeDomduVin: Karaoke Night!




Karaoke night! 



I titled this post "Karaoke Night" as I served these wines during a private dinner where the host and the guests sang Karaoke songs between each dish, from videos displaying lyrics on 3 big screens on the surrounding walls. It was a relaxed and casual night. A Karaoke Night!   






Philipponnat Clos des Goisses Extra-Brut 2012

Beyond its pale golden color and attractive aromas of yellow fruits, stone fruits, and toasted brioche, it is rich, dense, intense, complex, ample, and layered, with an excellent balance and a long, satisfying finish. What a beautiful Champagne!






Bernard Bonin Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2019

Pale goldenish color. It boasts aromas of lemon zest, apple, and stone fruits mingling with chamomile, gingerbread, buttery toasted oak, and mineral notes. Medium-bodied, Fresh, zesty, complex, and elegant, with excellent structure and good tension on the palate. Focus from the attack to the long and crisp finish. Love it. 






Palmer Margaux 2016

A blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot, Palmer 2016 is a great combination of power, richness, complexity, freshness, balance, and elegance. Deep, inky color in the glass. The nose displays fresh, fragrant, concentrated blackberries, earth, and flower aromas. Beyond its fresh and juicy attack, the palate expands and gains in density, intensity, richness, and complexity, balanced by excellent acidity and framed with present, chewy, yet integrated tannins. The finish is youthful and very long, demonstrating aging potential. Although probably too young, Palmer 2016 is incredibly approachable and drinkable now. A sophisticated and classy wine. 






Bernard Dugat-Py Charmes Chambertin 1996

This bottle was a gift to the host from one of the guests, and although I was very tempted to open it, I did not, so I can't tell you about it. Next time, maybe.😊👍🍷



Cheers! Santé! 

Dom

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

LeDomduVin: 3 to Party




3 to party


The other night, I opened 3 bottles of these 3 beautiful wines for a private party. What a blast! 






Krug Vintage 2000

Krug 2000 is a rich and complex vintage champagne that mimics the uniqueness of the last year of the millennium. Nicknamed "Stormy Indulgence," it is dense and intense. Beyond its attractive pale golden color and fine bubbles, it boasts aromatics of yellow and stone fruits, mingling lightly toasted brioche, mineral stones, and sea breeze notes. The palate is gorgeous, rich, complex, layered, and lengthy. What a beauty! 





Louis Latour Batard Montrachet 2016

This wine exemplifies the exceptional aging potential of high-quality white burgundy, particularly those bearing the name "Montrachet". At 7 years old, this Bâtard-Montrachet from Louis Latour was at the perfect age for consumption. Its pale gold color is a sign of age, and yet, it possesses a youthful nose, boasting complex aromas of stone fruits and hints of vanilla mixed with smoky and toasty notes. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rich, and well-balanced, with hints of buttery, mineral, herbal and brioche nuances. The finish is refreshing, with a pleasant hint of saltiness and chalky minerality. Love it. 





Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2019

Ponsot is a staple in my book, and this “Clos de le Rocche VV 2019” has been recurring in my choice of wine for different events over the past 10 months. Some may argue that it is too young and must be waited for a few years. And yet, it is such a good wine, and it has been so approachable these past months that I could not resist serving it again. Light in color, yet intense and dense in the nose and palate. The nose offers bright, freshly crushed wild red cherry aromas with floral, mineral, and earthy notes. Medium-bodied, the palate is vibrant, vivid, fresh, elegant, and refined, with a long, delightful finish. Love it. 

Cheers! Santé! 

Dom



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