Read the article earlier today and it seems to continue to confirm a downturn in wine sales at all levels. Yesterday's Washington Post had an article on the U.S. owner and winemaker of Domaine Dublere in Burgundy and his problems with a shrinking market for his wines. According to the article the Burgundy Wine Board said there was an almost 30% drop in exports from there (mainly to the U.S. and UK)for the last quarter of 2008. As a consumer I applaud any price decrease of any product. However deep down I know that such things can, over a long period of time, be bad for both the consumer and producer.