I've scaled back on per-bottle spending as well. The dent it was making in my bank account wasn't equivalent to the "happiness" pricier bottles were bringing to my life. I still like the occasional $35+ bottle, but nowheres near the number I was getting this time a year or two ago. I've also learned that I don't know THAT much about wine, so I'm sure some of the more expensive bottles nuance was lost on me.
2/8/16 at 11:17am