Nomacorks and screwcaps on the same brand...
This less-than-ideal situation (at least in terms of dry-goods inventory) has little to do with the wine, or our personal preferences and a great deal to do with the market. Rightly or wrongly, our business model has been based on listening to consumers and the distributors and retailers who deal with them in each of the over 12 countries to which we are shipping our wines. So, we briefly tried using screwcaps for all styles in the US - our biggest market - but customer resistance forced us back to Nomacork. We tried to get the Chinese importers to accept Nomacork or screwcaps and they insisted - to my chagrin - on naturals. We haven't used Diam (which I see as effectively interchangeable with Noma in many ways) and can't afford Vinoloks on wines retailing at our prices. And that doesn't really leave many other options.
Cork-supporting fans think I should simply use naturals for everything and get over the fact that a proportion of my bottles will taste at least different, and most likely worse, than the others. My screwcap-loving friends propose that I persuade or bully reluctant customers into accepting a closure they find aesthetically unappealing ("I know you wanted chicken sir, but you really should try the roast beef") and the Nomacork brigade can't see what all the fuss is about.
To be blunt, Looking at my bottles and at what is on offer to me in the way of closures, I feel like a diner in a restaurant whose menu has nothing I really want to and/or can afford to eat. Am I really alone in feeling this way?