Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
I think Stefania is correct in 6 being flippable:
Of those, I get an allocation of Scarecrow, I am wait listed on SE, and never bothered to sign up for the other 4, although I have bought a couple Saxums and SQNs on the secondary market.
Some of those may be something to flip, but I don't think that's the list. You can pick up Saxum and KB quite easily.
The list might be more like:
Used to include QC, but Tbird killed that.
As far as it being restraint of trade - why?
They can make whatever rules they want for their mailing list. They're not prohibiting people from selling the wine, nor conspiring with their customers to limit the market. You can do whatever you want to with the wine you already have. They haven't restricted in any way what you do with your wine. And you have no "right" to future wine. So who's harmed?
Now if only the Bordelais would adopt that approach.
That's the entire point of Bordeaux.