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jamesfamilycellars wrote:Our perspective on entering these competitions is that they can provide a sense of "quality control" to wine drinkers that have never heard of us; and when you're as small as we are almost nobody has heard of us! I've been told many times that the accolades have given new customers the confidence to try our wine - they figure that by winning a nice medal in a professionally judged competition the wine probably won't be terrible, and might be great. Once they become fans, they appreciate that we promoted the accolades so that they had the confidence to give us a try.
Your presence and participation here mean more to me as a consumer than an infinite number of consecutive gold medals.
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