I cannot post a copy of the Gary Larson comic that I picture every time I hear the word, "Conundrum". But if you do a search for images using the search terms, "Far Side Damned if you do, damned if you don't", you'll see it.
On the one hand, sales are down; WAY down according to some folks I have been speaking to. I wont go into percentages. Every case is different. A surplus of packaged inventory is either here or imminent. And there is not an urgent need to package more wine.
On the other hand, harvest is coming. The grapes will get ripe. The small winery has no choice but to empty those barrels and tanks and bottle that wine. This is potentially an expense which is currently unreconciled by sales revenue. This is feeding a cow whose milk you cannot sell.
So what do you do?
I have a suggestion. Now keep in mind that if someone in sales has advice for you that involves you SPENDING LESS MONEY you need to listen with an open mind. I suggest that you shop around and come back to me to buy our EIGHT CENT CORK to help you capture more margin when you sell what you will soon be forced to bottle to make room for harvest.
I will not steer you wrong. Please don't accept all of the technical reasons for trusting this type of closure and then buy the inferior, higher priced crap from the competition. Amorim is the name to trust. And we sell at the manufacturer's price direct to you.
I look forward to seeing you in person, without a mask.
Enjoy the day!!!!