A comment in another discussion brought back to my mind something I wonder about from time to time. According to the website (I think), TWS offers about 1,500 wines. I haven’t checked it myself but using this figure it would take me about 10-15 years to try every wine (assuming I could afford them). This seems to me to be a pretty good choice.
By removing less popular wines and focussing on better sellers the Society could, I presume, reduce its running costs and consequently the prices to members. Conversely I would imagine, the larger the choice, the higher the costs involved.
Perhaps this has been discussed previously, I dont know, but I wonder if the 1,500 number has been calculated in some business-based manner, or is it just the number we’ve reached over the years. Should it be increased, should it be reduced, is it an optimal number?
I’m curious about whether anyone else has considered this and has any views on the subject?