Sunset's 2010 Western Wine Awards
2010's top wine trends
The people and places that are changing the wine scene in the West
The 6 need-to-know wine trends for 2010We delved deep into the bustling Western wine scene for this year's Wine Awards, and in the process uncovered some of the top trends in the industry. Here's what's happening right now in the West's thriving wine regions.
Trend: Greener wine
Natural Process Alliance is delivering wine to restaurants in two Earth-friendly ways: reusable, bottle-size stainless-steel canisters (which get picked up and re-filled); and kegs to serve on tap (left).
No bottles to make, transport, and recycle. And these reusable containers save the environment big-time on the waste and carbon-footprint fronts.