Have these factors (or other non-health related reasons) changed your wine buying or wine consumption habits? Are you buying less wine, drinking less, or buying cheaper wines? Or, are you not changing?
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I'll say I'm not changing. In general regardless of whether it is wine, gas, groceries, travel, whatever I'm still about as active as I've been previously. One reason only: I'm still actively working and generating a good income. Now when I retire in 3 1/2 years (hopefully)? Ask me again. I suspect my answer will be polar opposite regardless of the economy.
Still buying a lot. Concentrating 90+ wines under $30 No more expensive cult wines, like CA stuff
Backing off a little for now on buying.
Have definitely cut back on purchases other than daily drinkers. Looking for cheaper wines to buy in volume.
No change here. Still trying to make sure my cellar is well stocked before I retire!
The current environment has just pushed back that date, giving me more time.
no change here. Old lawyers sometimes don't really retire. It's like trying to retire from the Mafia.
Regardless of the various price increases, as a principle I have no intention of buying wines that the year before I paid € 50 and the following year they cost three times as much. If some winemakers or their distributors have lost their minds, mine is still well sealed around the neck.
I'm not trolling the wine aisles these days, preferring to open some cellared items, but other than watching my driving habits. not much.