Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Originally posted by wine+art:
I think of wine clubs differently than buying wine direct from a winery.
Buying from a winery I do, buying/belonging to a wine club I do not even consider.
I belong to three, Stef two. I know Board-O is forgetting Phelps.
There are some wineries that just don't get, or can't execute the mailing list idea and you miss out on great wine by not considering them.
I've had several conversations with the Schultze's at Windy Oaks about what I do (mailing list) vs what they do (Wine Club) and Judy always says the same thing; "It just seems like you do too much work, we like the wine club." I've had the same exact response from Therese Martin at Martin Ranch.
I bug Ian Brand from Le Petite Paysan/Coastview too that he should start a wine club. Ian has a mailing list, but I know he just doesn't care for the entire marketing, letter writing, order handling side of the business. If Ian has 76 tasks to do, and he usually does, sending out a mailer is number 77. So I have to bug him to buy wine from him.