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Marjorie has agreed to answer all your questions about wedding wine, choosing wine for parties and gifts, and general stuff about the Showroom, from what her favourite bottles in the Vintage Room are to recent stars she’s tasted at the Enomatic machine (and how they choose which wines to have available to taste!)
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Marjorie will then join us LIVE for 1 hour (1-2pm BST) on 16/05/2018 where she will answer all the questions you’ve asked and can try to answer as many follow-up or ‘live’ questions as possible. You can log in and join us, or follow the conversation later at your leisure.
Second question, I frequently purchase this wine for my MIL, as she is an old skool “Will only drink Chardonnay” type of person,
I’ve also discovered this recently as a value for money summer wine
And this, which will now become the “friends over, summer fizz” wine:
What other Summer party wines do you recommend, that are A) inexpensive, (As I loathe to provide wine for friends who drink like fish and have no appreciation for decent wine).
B)Not well known… ie: Portugese/ Greek etc…
C) More upmarket (for smaller groups) higher quality but refreshing.
On my visits to the showroom I’m always impressed with the available choice, but I wondered what percentage of wines currently on the TWS list are available to buy in the showroom? And, what factors drive the selection?
I’d be interested to follow up on a conversation I had with @cgoldin about events and Sale or Return.
I gather that this is available for larger events when you aren’t sure of the volumes required. How often is this actually requested, and how often is any wine actually returned?
What state is this wine in, in your experience if/when it is returned, and what happens to it? I know that @Tim_S discussed this from a tastings point of view, but it would be very interesting to get the Showroom perspective too.
I know that if I was organising an event I would certainly keep this option in mind
I’m interested what the average customer age is. I think of myself as being on the younger end of the wine enthusiast age range. I’m in my late 30s, but in my head I’m in my 20s. That is until I spend any time with someone in their 20s - then I feel like I’m in my 40s