If I may get a bit philosophical here (and also play a bit of devil’s advocate), I would say that this might actually be a good thing for all of us.
Firstly, would you really want every country in the world to sell every wine available?
It would make the differences between your experiences in each country much smaller. You WANT to go to France to experience French culture, not to have to dig through a local restaurant’s list to find the local wines amongst the same international experiences you get at home.
Plus it would make competition for limited stocks even worse!
However, more importantly, I think this marks a real psychological, philosophical and cultural difference in our approaches to wine in each country.
We, in the UK, are experienced in trading it and finding experiences from all over the world (though remember we’ve only been quite so open to New World wines ourselves relatively recently - though I think that The Society has been at the forefront of this from the very beginning).
If you live in a country with hundreds of years of grape-growing and wine making history, then the ‘local’ wine (whether that is village, region or country) is an integral part of your experience of the world. You don’t necessarily see wines as separate objects to be classified, compared and collected in the same way that we do.
A Lancashire hotpot may be a wonderful thing, but its magnificence does not mean it should be served in Lyon, Lausanne and Ljubljana
I had a realisation about this when trying to help to promote Swiss wines. I got to know them a bit better by visiting one year, and when I got home I tried the usual arguments of "you’ll never sell them to consumers in the UK because they are too expensive and they will not understand why they should buy YOUR Merlot / Syrah / Chasselas instead of ones from all over the world … " then I realised I was encouraging them to do exactly the opposite, which was to make their wines like everyone else’s just to compete. In fact, they sell very well to consumers within their own market and those that leave the country should leave for a very specific reason - and if you want to really experience them, then you can go to that country to experience not just the wine, but the wine context.