I understand there's a shortage of the Golan Heights Winery's premium Elrom Cabernet Sauvignon 2003. Apparently, though GHW deny any artificial manipulation of supply, allocations to stores are so mean-fisted few can find a bottle to buy, though 6,000 bottles are released locally (out of 12,000 produced), which should work out to at least 100 bottles per store.

Naturally, conspiracy theories are going 'round, a dime a dozen. I would love to spread some venom around myself, but you know what, I just don't give a fuck.

I just can't get that excited about it. I was pissed off earlier this year when Tomer Gal released his new catalog and I couldn't buy any Dauvissat Grand Crus but that passed after a couple of days. But this, this didn't even register. I've got a bottle of the 2001 Elrom left and that's fine by me. If GHW want to sell me a bottle of the 2003 Elrom that's great and if they don't, that's fine too. As far as I'm concerned, they can sell them all directly to the religious observant, who obviously need it more than I do. Or maybe this will blow over in a few days and GHW will deign to have supply meet demand and their captive audience will have a great simcha.

Just wake me up when this is all over, because the biggest news for me this week is that the white wines in my collection now number 40% of the grand total.


Anonymous said…
within a few months I am sure that the El Rom will be languishing on the shelves of badly maintained wine stores all over the country, just like the 2001. There are probably some stories to tell here, but indeed, who cares?

About the 40%, congratulations, you are the better man. I never get there because it is harder to keep my hands off the whites for immediate consumption. Except for the whites that really need long cellaring, like those tricky Rhones, and the Austrians.
2GrandCru said…
Actually, I'm on the verge of copping out and getting an Elrom. Like I said, I wasn't going to chase it, but in the event it sort of chased me and after one store manager approached me several times, I told him I'd consider buying one or two.

Not going for the Katzrin, though.