I was at a tws tasting tonight and one of the interesting things mentioned in passing by Tim Sykes was that in order to get the quantities of any particular wines that he needs for anticipated tws sales means he typically has to buy from multiple negociants (as many as 10 or more different negociants on occasion). Suggesting that ep allocations may not be high enough for tws to buy its stock for retail sales in the same ep manner alongside the member allocations. I so not sure tws would have been able to buy this wine at the same ep price that members paid.
I was quite staggered by how hard it is for him to source the quantities of some desirable wines that we members demand of him. So I don’t think suggestions of profiteering are necessarily valid here.
Notes to follow in their own thread later when I can find the time. Bit busy just now!