I understand your frustration with us Winebuyers. I feel your pain. Just remember, in most instances (for retail, anyway), we do the same job you do, but we sell to the “public.” Try that one out for a while.
A winebuyer worth their salt must work within a budget. So if ordering with you puts me over that budget (and if I’m disciplined) I cannot do it – even if I “love” your wines. And speaking of “loving” your wines, I am not in the business of only selling wines I like because not everyone drinks Saumur-Champigny and Refosco, so I need to keep other people’s tastes in mind too. Plus “liking” something doesn’t necessarily mean that it is good.
But the bottom line is that I am always on the lookout for quality. So if I don’t choose your inexpensive French country wine it is likely because I can find 10 similar wines at the same price point that are better quality. There is no shortage of wine out there. I am open with hundreds of suppliers so that I can properly source for my customers. But I can’t buy from everyone. I am not Wilfred Wong.
Rest assured, if I can’t get to your order as soon as you like, know that I most definitely have you “in the queue”…