The principle behind this is simple, but new to us. This is our first experiment with the subscription model of sales that we have been working on-- and suggesting to you-- for more than a year.
We will ship you (about) 6 bottles of wine, 4 times per year, for a total of 20 to 24 bottles (depending on the value of the wine). The foundation of your shipments will be the releases of the given year, and, depending on how many wines we release, may also include special trophies from the Library.
Many of the wines from the current release are already sold out. We have devised the following strategy. We are completely sold out of wine now, so, if you sign up now, we will collect your payment information, but we will not bill you or ship anything to you until our next bottling-- around September 1. We will of course allow you to cease shipments at any time.
You will get access to the most precious wines, and you will get a substantial discount on everything in the club.
The name "Obligant" comes from Biology: a plant, for instance, is said to be DROUGHT OBLIGATE when it is obliged to go through drought circumstances in order to flower or seed. The word is a portmanteau word-- I seem to have conflated tolerant and obligate. The members of this club are similarly dependent upon receiving and consuming Scholium wine.
$1000 per year; $250 per individual shipment. We will also bill you $20 for ground shipping for each shipment; cold chain in the summer, and overnight (always) in California.