#2 Posted: Aug 19, 2019 11:05
I know that they do "re-buys" from time to time. Sometime a CS sells out quickly and they go back to see if they can get more. Other times if the producer has a lot of something but the LCB is concerned about how it will sell, they purposely only buy some of it, and then if it sells well they will buy the rest.
Interesting regarding that particular Chianti how one person noted high acidity while others noted a lack of acidity. I'm speculating here but it could be that the high acidity example was from a different shipment that maybe had better shipping/storage conditions? Who knows.
On a different but possibly related subject, regarding the Clos du Bois Marlstone where some stores have 2013 and others have 2014, both with the same code # and price. I asked a local wine specialist and he said when the 2013 came in, some of it was physically damaged (I assume that means broken bottles, but did not ask), they asked for it to be replaced and were given 2014 instead.