I want to get a wine tasting together of some rare wines I have to make room for my October shipment in my new wine club. The list is below. The tasting would be Friday, October 12 in Ft Lauderdale, FL if I can get 8 people signed up by then. Below are the details:
2014 jean Louis Chave hermitage 2015 Orin swift mercury head 2015 GB Crane Due Viene Di Coco 2015 orchard vineyards Shadowbox Chardonnay 2010 chateau la lagune haut medoc 2016 saint cosme Cote rotie 2015 domaine de la charbonniere chateauneuf du pape 2016 Whitcraft Pinot Noir Viticole Cuvee
The tasting is $250 per person and will include cheese, meat and crackers to enjoy with the tasting.
To sign up,please email firstname.lastname@example.org
So it seems there is no interest. Am I way out of wack on the price? Please be honest because I want to make this happen if I can.
Personally, yes, I think the price is way too high for these wines. And what does that get you? A one ounce pour? Five ounces of each? That is not mentioned. If you have one bottle of each, and want 8 people, that's a little over three ounces per bottle. That's a lot of money in my book. And I wouldn't necessarily call all these wines "rare". Upon a quick google search I was able to find most of these wines readily available for under a hundred bucks. Really only the Chave and La Lagune are ones I personally would be highly interested in. Just my two cents.
thanks for the feedback Christopher. I think you a right, after further research I think the price was too high. Even though most bottles are under $100 on the list, all of them are rare bottles. (Meaning your average wine store in town won't have them readily available)
That being said, I think $150 a piece for the event is more reasonable. Also, 2-3 ounce pours for the event. I guess I should repost wit these details. Thank you for the feedback!
It seems like two points might be relevant. First, it seems like many of the tasting/events listed on this website are, in effect, subsidized; which accounts for the average tasting fees typically being less than $75 or literally free. Second, if the definition of rare is your "average wine store in town won't have them readily availabe," then it seems like most of the wines that GuildSomm members are interested in and prefer to consume are rare. It seems reasonable to say that the term "rare" means something a little bit harder to find than this definition, at least for members of GuildSomm.
fair enough, I appreciate the feedback