David Coffaro Vineyard and Winery Winemaker's Diary

November 21 - December 4, 2010 

Tuesday November 30, 2010

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I finally finished my last turkey sandwich last night. I hope to watch what I am eating for a few weeks leading up to the end of the year. Usually from Christmas until the first few days of the new year, I consume way too much food. I am planning my usual low carbo diet starting around the 11th of January. I am hoping to again lose back all the weight I gain in the next 5 weeks.

We have finalized the new rules for the Vintage Circle. We are hoping that it will be a little less complicated to understand.

Technically those are the rules. You must purchase Futures, but we will usually give some leeway until August. We offer our new Pre-Harvest Futures on April First so those of you who want to skip a Vintage may ask us if they may qualify up until August. I will explain a little more below.

We handle all orders and requests here so at this time I have made a list of all of our customers who have purchased two cases of either the 2009 Vintage or the 2010 Vintage. They are in the Vintage Circle now and will receive $2 off Futures or 30% off all bottled wine that is for sale at anyone time. Each year on August First after we bottle (This coming year we will be bottling our 2010 Vintage) the oldest Vintage will be dropped off my list (On August 1, 2011 the 2009 Vintage will no longer qualify). That means next year starting in August a customer will no longer qualify for the Vintage Circle if they purchased two cases of the 2009 Vintage or earlier and did not purchase two cases of the 2010 Vintage or 2011 Futures. The list will be updated daily, thus in actuality a customer could purchase two cases of the 2009 bottled wine up until August and thus qualify without purchasing Futures. 

I have also made a list of customers who purchased 4 cases or more of the two Vintages and those customers will receive $3 off on Futures and 40% off bottled wine. That is the same discounts that we offer to Dave's Club members.


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