New Jersey wineries battle rising cost of packaging, shipping wine

June 24, 2022

Wineries are being hit hard by the high cost of supplies, and they are also facing supply shortages.

While there isn’t a wine shortage, the cost to package and ship bottles of wine has gone up, according to some employees at wineries in New Jersey.

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A local economist said he doesn’t think winemakers will drop their prices, so he recommends customers spring for reusable big bottles.

“Start buying your wine in bulk…use less glass,” said Michael Lahr, director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service.

6ABC Action News, June 24, 2022

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