The Wine World, On Balance

Historic producers, new faces, limited bottlings, widely available options: All contribute to the ongoing dialogue on wine

The Wine World, On Balance
Wine Spectator tasting director Alison Napjus finds that as the number of wines available in the U.S. has increased so has the scarcity of many of the best bottlings. (David Yellen)
From the May 31, 2022, issue

One of the ongoing hot topics for the world of wine is shortages related to supply chain issues. But this is not the empty shelves and none-to-be-found situation of hand sanitizer or toilet paper in April 2020, says senior editor Alison Napjus. Consumers can have faith that their local restaurants and retailers will have wines, but they might not have a specific wine.

And how is that really different from the previous norm?

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