SERSA - Serbian Sommelier Association was founded in 2003, and since then has provided education for more than 1,000 sommeliers at different levels of education. Today, SERSA counts 135 professional members who are working in the country and abroad. SERSA’s sommeliers told us about the trends in Serbia.
Wine consumption is increasing every year, but is still not over the 5 litre per capita. There is a high consumption of domestic Serbian wines, still dominant over the imported wines, about 60% + of the market. When it comes to imported wines, Italy is on first place (especially Prosecco) followed by French wines and wines from the New World.
Talking about cocktails, gin & tonic is still No.1, followed by Moscow mule. A new trend is cocktails aged in wooden barrels, sake as well as more and more new high quality “rakija” – fruit brandies with plum brandy on first place and also grappa.
Beer (as lager beer) has a standard high consumption, but craft beers are becoming more and more popular in urban areas.