quote:Originally posted by GregT:
Why would you let someone ship you a case of wine that you don't know? I finally broke down and bought some wines from these guys - I think their business model is excellent in that it's the palate of one person selecting the wine to offer - but I'm still not going to suggest that they send me something I don't know. For the money, I can think of a hundred wines I already know and I'd buy - why let someone else decide what I'll drink? What if it's a whole lot of some offbeat chardonnay that I don't like?
Anyone purchasing these will already be a fan of Jon and the wines he offers. It's the gambling theory, hoping you will get more than you put in. In this case, you hope you get either wines worth more than you spend, or a broad assortment of wines you already purchased and enjoyed. I considered going for one but I have already spent more on wine in the last six months than I had planned for the year.