Okay...here's my rant.
Bought this exact same offering back on January 29, 2013 for five bucks more. Loved it. Want some more.
However...back in January, this was the state list: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. 34 states.
Today...this is the state list: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, Wyoming. 21 states.
What gives? The lists on all the wines offered keep getting shorter and shorter. I've bought tons of woot wine over the years, and suddenly, there's no longer availability in many of the states that these wineries sold to in the past. I understand the system that the wineries must follow to market to each state. But why is the list getting shorter? And when I see this quote on every offering: "Thanks to stick-in-the-mud buzzkilling state legislators, wine may only be delivered to the following states:"...I wonder...who is the stick-in-the-mud? Who is doing the buzzkilling? My own state (Kansas) finally changed their laws several years ago...and I've bought (and continue to buy) wine online and have it shipped in. But suddenly we see the woot list shrinking. Can anyone shed a little light? Have I missed something?
It's frustrating. What's the point? No sale...again.