The future of wine? If talking about it is fundamental, especially from the perspective of challenges and market competition, internal and global, with emerging markets moving ahead, it is also true that, very often, the risk is that of losing oneself in a thousand rivulets and words. This is not the case for Robert Parker, one of the most important wine critics in the world, for whom ten points suffice, enclosed in a “decalogue”, for looking to the future.

Here they are:

1) The use of specialized sites will become common practice, spreading all kinds of information in a more democratic way;

2) Veritable “wars” will break out to win the very best wines: Thanks to the pressure of new markets such as Asia, South America and central Europe and the East, a case of grand Bordeaux that costs $4,000 will reach $10,000;

3) France will suffer cutbacks: The globalization of wine will have disastrous consequences for this country, and if 5% of the producers will continue to put top wines on the market, many will fail;

4) Corks will disappear by 201