I have just received the below email which begs a question:
Dear Mr Chaquico
Your order/request for wines to be placed in The Wine Society’s duty paid Members’ Reserves as detailed on the attached invoice has been processed.
A statement of wines held in your Reserves will be sent to you annually with recommended drinking dates. If you have a password, this information can also be viewed on our website www.thewinesociety.com by selecting the main menu option ‘My Account’ and sub menu option ‘Personal Reserves’.
If you have a password…
Does anyone else adore the romantic idea you can be a member and happily order away, eschewing all forms of technology, save maybe the odd call on the landline to the lovely member services (possibly dialing on a rotary phone, definitely with a cord attached)?
I mean, occasionally I’m tempted to place an order on paper using the form sent with the mailings, but my lifestyle can’t handle the uncertainty. Perhaps if I cave in to the Rhone EP this year.
I wonder just how many active members don’t have passwords??
Oh, and that order confirmation is for a case of the fantastic Tomáš Čačík Frankovka 2017 from this month’s TWS Taste. I’ve managed to find a way to convince myself putting it in reserves is OK even though I’m not buying any wine at the moment.