I received my mailer from Aubert for their 2002 chardonnays. This is the first experience being on a wineries mailer and I am looking for some insight on their business practices. I have read all the stories about Kistler and the tactics they use to sell their most prized wines. With customers having to purchase several cases of chardonnay, just to get their hands on a couple pinots. I am all for rewarding loyal customers but this tactic seems a bit extreme. Any fellow forumites have any experience with Aubert? Were you restricted in your future offerings because you didn’t purchase the full allotment?
My allocation offering totaled one case comprising of 10 Ritchie and 2 Quarry vineyard Chardonnays with no large format bottles being offered. I will probably be ordering the entire allotment. It will be interesting to see if I get their pinots offered to me in February and what my allotment will be.
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