Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
Originally posted by Parcival:
correct. Some folks got their 2012 offer letter today. I called Schrader and was told I would get my offer letter in January for some portion of an allocation (not as robust as people that got an allocation this month or last month of course)
Thanks for doing the leg work! I've been hoping that those of us that get late offers will get a larger offer than the 2-3 bottles we have the past few years since I think 2012 produced more. We shall see.
That would be cool, but I'd be surprised.
One thing that's cool about Schrader (depending on which side of the fence you're on) is that they try to always give something
That's why they do such funky allocations.
Last year I got a 2-pack. I would imagine that with a larger harvest, they'll do a combination of increasing some 2-pack buyers to 3-packers, and add some new 2-packers.
Then again, they already have a good idea of what their 2013 harvest was like, so I'm sure they factor that in. You don't wanna add a new customer with a 2-pack, only to say "sorry, you didn't get anything" the very next year.
I also think this strategy helps keep the secondary market somewhat at bay. Nobody controls too much wine, and anyone who wants some Schrader can get some
within a reasonable period.
Anyway, wtf do I know.