I’ve just been reading the emailed edition of this year’s Annual Report Statement. In the intro, which covers several issues the words ‘best kept secret’ and ‘loud and proud’ have been used to signal the WS transition to becoming a larger and busier wine mutual/co-operative etc.
Thinking this over (for the deed is already done) I wonder what the effects of getting larger and hopefully busier will be on both the availability of wines and consistency of own-label favourites.
Plainly there is plenty of wine sloshing around to satisfy quite a big surge in demand but will quality and consistency suffer. If a WS or WS Exhibition label becomes depleted too quickly, what are the chances of a replacement being as good or as consistent?
I just wonder what the effects of growing at such a pace will have on the above or will the WS become yet another ‘wine club’.