A personal point of view is that there is far too much complication and obfuscation around the society’e emails and allocation system. Rather than stagger (ie giving preference to some members over others) why not just send an email to everyone on that list at the same time and say that the wine is very limited and it’s anticipated to sell out quickly. That way everyone has an equal chance and expectations are managed.
Another personal point of view. It’s time to do away with this secret. confusing hierarchy / algorithm that is sometimes alluded to - that members who spend more are more likely to be emailed / get allocations in EP. It feels out of step,. Why not just treat us all equally, and let us chose what emails we want to receive eg by selecting regions or wine types we are interested in. Given the Society’s ethos, I don’t see why a member who spends X is more entitled to a wine than one who spends Y. Or maybe I’m missing something?