• How to buy wine in a pandemic

    4 days ago - By Do Bianchi

    Above: the aisles are empty at my favorite wine shop in the U.S., Chambers Street Wines in lower Manhattan.
    It's no surprise that safety measures and isolation protocols have drastically reshaped the way Americans buy wine. Long gone are the days when wine lovers could browse the shelves of their favorite shops, perhaps taking a break to taste a wine or two offered by a salesperson or a guest “supplier rep.”
    But one of the few places where the wine trade has seen an increase in sales has been the retail sector. The math is simple: people are spending more time at home, eating in more...
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