Some idle curiosity (and a bit of a budget audit) led me to go through my Order History year by year (at least from 2010) and I wasn’t at all shocked to discover a significant turn from about February 2018 onwards
My average annual spend remained remarkably consistent for the first 8 years, although my reserves invoice crept up slowly. I also averaged just over 9 orders a year, so not even one a month. Then BAM! - the community hit.
157% spend increase in 2018 and 62% in 2019. I blame all of you. Not me of course. Unfortunately, I was doing really well at cutting back when the 2016 Barolo offer hit.
So if you have a bit of time on your hands, anyone want to check back and own up to some blatant community-driven overspending??!