1) Suckling, Laube and Kramer gone. (Of course, people move on) 2) Seems like fewer restaurants bought into the award thing. 3) The forums are quieter. I wonder how the print subscriber numbers are.
Probably this is a combination of change of tastes in millenials, online subscription, ridiculous Bdx prices, and lots of other factors. So, while wine consumption in the US is probably up, the question is whether WS is on the wane.