“Wine connoisseur” and “wine collector” were once nearly synonymous terms. If someone expressed interest in wine, they would of course be accumulating a collection of their very own.

Well, that’s not so true any more, as younger wine drinkers are largely eschewing collecting as they grapple with abundant student loan debt, a challenging housing market, and the simple fact that it might not make much sense to start a wine collection in such chaotic times.

That’s the topic of this week’s VinePair podcast, in which Adam and Zach discuss why wine collecting is in decline, and what impact that will have on the wine industry as a whole.

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