Thanks @Brocklehurstj I’d somehow missed this thread.
@Tim_S Probably far too late but here’s my two penn’orth. These talks are good but they miss the obvious. After listening to a few it’s a little like having a roller coaster ride described to you. The words do a good job but they cannot recreate the actual experience.
If the wine society agreed to cater to my every whim there would be mixed case of 12 half bottles released every 4 months to accompany the forthcoming season of online talks. That way you get better experience of a wine without being stuck with a whole bottle you don’t like. And better than the little pours at some tasting events where you can’t really get to know the wine you’re trying.
More producers seem to be bottling in halves now so hopefully that would lessen the degree of faff for staff. I’d be all over this like a *insert your own simile here.