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#1 Post by Todd F r e n c h »

...you have boxes filling your home office from BerserkerDay, and more boxes next to the cellar, and look forward to your next two trips as then you can get rid of some and open up space in the cellar!!!

Jeez!
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I can't get into my cellar--no room.

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I just received Cabot and Dehlinger today...and am expecting some '10 Brunello soon...and am keeping nearly a dozen bottles of Champagne at Envoyer without picking up, since I have no space.
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Try drinking some of it.
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Joe B wrote:Try drinking some of it.
Every night this week so far, and most nights last week...but when you receive 6 and 12 bottles at a time, it's tough to keep up, unless you are Dietz
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You hope PC will take longer.
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#7 Post by Joel W »

I stopped by my offsite the other day.... Rearranged to fit two more cases. I still have so much more pending. I got two ship notifications just today.

I have their largest locker, so I might need to get a second locker.
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Steve Brickley wrote:You hope PC will take longer.
Excellent. Pathos.

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It's probably our fault for viewing the MI thread so much... sorry. All those view bucks were burning a hole in your pocket.
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Steve Brickley wrote:You hope PC will take longer.
This is really funny. So why am I weeping?
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Your locker is so stuffed that you still have your last Bedrock order stored in your computer room at work with another order coming soon..not to mention Berserker day orders piling up..ugghh
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You still have some left when you're dead.

Between now and that day, I plan to consume of as much as I can.

Out of consideration for the survivors of course. Less for them to have to deal with.
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Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Joe B wrote:Try drinking some of it.
Every night this week so far, and most nights last week...but when you receive 6 and 12 bottles at a time, it's tough to keep up, unless you are Dietz
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you just ...know.

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Scott Watkins wrote: . . . stored in your computer room at work . . .
GREAT idea! Never thought of that. It's temperature controlled and the coolest place in the office. AND it has the same alarm system as my cellar at home! I know where I'm moving the three boxes sitting in my office later today.
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you have 8 cases which won't fit in cellar space and is stored in closets.
Then you plan a party to clear room for the pending arrivals.
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#17 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Party at Todder's house! Scott and I can caravan over.
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Todd, I've got East Coast storage for you when you put on your 'roaming' profile. [cheers.gif]
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You're getting scolded again as you walk through the door or the visa arrives.
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craig v wrote:You're getting scolded again as you walk through the door or the visa arrives.
Tsk, tsk, tsk . . . so amateurish! The "wine" visa should not be the "house" visa. [wow.gif]
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You plan a 10 bottle Rhys tasting.
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Actually, feel todds pain. So much so that because my home storage is maxed and my off site is maxed, i bought a new home.

Should have a 1000 plus bottle cellar by end of this year, or beginning next.
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As Billy Idol said in promoting the early days of MTV: "Too much is never enough."

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You're begging the leader of your local wine group to let you put on an entire tasting (e.g. a vertical), but he won't let you because you've already done too many.
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Ken V wrote:You're begging the leader of your local wine group to let you put on an entire tasting (e.g. a vertical), but he won't let you because you've already done too many.
Here is what I do, and my next one is coming up soon ....
I invite a pack of friends, and tell them to bring more friends for a night of wine tasting. Usually blow through 2-3 cases this way.
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My wife is usually in the kitchen when I come home from work. I do the walk of shame as I walk in with yet another box of wine. But hon, it was a great deal! It is one of your favorites! One of those usually works.
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Jeff Vaughan wrote:My wife is usually in the kitchen when I come home from work. I do the walk of shame as I walk in with yet another box of wine. But hon, it was a great deal! It is one of your favorites! One of those usually works.
Those both only work once or twice...
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Aren't any of you worried you won't drink some of the wine and it will go to waste? That holds me in check, but I still have too much wine.
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M. Chacchia wrote:Aren't any of you worried you won't drink some of the wine and it will go to waste? That holds me in check, but I still have too much wine.
At roughly 450 bottles, not me, but many of you have thousands of bottles!!
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M. Chacchia wrote:Aren't any of you worried you won't drink some of the wine and it will go to waste? That holds me in check, but I still have too much wine.
We go through 250 bottles a year and I am 47. I wish I had to worry about that......
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Joe B wrote:Actually, feel todds pain. So much so that because my home storage is maxed and my off site is maxed, i bought a new home.

Should have a 1000 plus bottle cellar by end of this year, or beginning next.
It won't be big enough. Take this as the voice of experience.
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if you covet a bottle and forgot that you already own it!

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Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Joe B wrote:Try drinking some of it.
Every night this week so far, and most nights last week...but when you receive 6 and 12 bottles at a time, it's tough to keep up, unless you are Dietz
We have some room in our locker... feel free to leave anything with us...
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Howard Cooper wrote:
Joe B wrote:Actually, feel todds pain. So much so that because my home storage is maxed and my off site is maxed, i bought a new home.

Should have a 1000 plus bottle cellar by end of this year, or beginning next.
It won't be big enough. Take this as the voice of experience.
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As the late Jerry Garcia said, "to much of anything is just enough" :)

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you post stuff on commerce corner to make room and have to fight hard not to buy just as much from commerce corner.....

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jdietz wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Joe B wrote:Try drinking some of it.
Every night this week so far, and most nights last week...but when you receive 6 and 12 bottles at a time, it's tough to keep up, unless you are Dietz
We have some room in our locker... feel free to leave anything with us...
I doubt you and Paul have much room - too full of super high end Champagne!! I even have a few bottles in the 'waiting area' at Legend for me...
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Scott Brunson wrote:you have 8 cases which won't fit in cellar space and is stored in closets.
Then you plan a party to clear room for the pending arrivals.
    +1

    I thought I was only person that had wine sitting in boxes in their closets waiting for room to open up in the wine fridge or the wine cabinet!!!
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    AlexO wrote:
    Scott Brunson wrote:you have 8 cases which won't fit in cellar space and is stored in closets.
    Then you plan a party to clear room for the pending arrivals.
      +1

      I thought I was only person that had wine sitting in boxes in their closets waiting for room to open up in the wine fridge or the wine cabinet!!!
      I have 4 boxes in the hall closet, 5 in my home office, and 3 sitting next to the cellar in the front room...
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      #40 Post by Mike V e r h i l l e »

      I know Vinfolio is very expensive and not very popular around here. But it is so liberating not to have these problems anymore. I used to spend so much time carrying boxes from office to home to off site storage. Now my service picks up my wine at many of the wineries. They accept shipment from the rest. They make trips to K and L and Premier Cru. They accept the wine, barcode it, and enter it into my storage. When I am ready I punch into the computer which bottles I am ready to consume. They pick those bottles, pack them and I go up once or twice a year and get what I need. It is nice not to have boxes all over the house it allows me to keep my cellar at home well organized. It keeps me from consuming bottles that are too young because it is expedient and allows me to get to the wines are ready to go without digging through dozens of boxes.
      It is expensive and the in and out fees are frustrating but it does save on shipping and makes my life so much easier that I can't bring myself to not just pay their bills and get over it. Now that I am paying two college tuitions my purchasing his way down and I will gradually draw down on what I have stored there until I can start purchasing again (hopefully).

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      #41 Post by Dusty Gillson »

      You know you have too LITTLE wine, when a good friend of yours (with a MUCH larger cellar) tells you he is almost done with updating his inventory. . . only has around 67 cases left to go!

      To inventory everything I have probably takes 2 hours.
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      #42 Post by alan weinberg »

      jeffruggels wrote:you post stuff on commerce corner to make room and have to fight hard not to buy just as much from commerce corner.....
      and almost buy your own stuff back till you realize it is yours.

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      #43 Post by Bob Hunnicutt »

      ... you find a half-case of '02 Sauv Blanc
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      david dickerson wrote:As the late Jerry Garcia said, "to much of anything is just enough" :)
      Dept of Accuracy: that would be Mr Weir's mantra.

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      #45 Post by Chris Seiber »

      Great thread.

      One thing I notice is that I tend disproportionately to drink the wines that are in boxes and not yet put into proper storage and inventory, just to save the hassle of eventually having to inventory those wines. But it makes no sense, since (a) I don't usually know what/where those wines are, so I waste time rummaging around boxes, and (b) those are more often (not always) young wines and it doesn't make sense to be drinking those ahead of the older bottles in storage.

      That's only one of about 20 ways that I know I have too much.

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      #46 Post by david dickerson »

      Your right Barry but Jerry took Bob seriously, way too seriously! !

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      #47 Post by PaulM »

      Steve Brickley wrote:You hope PC will take longer.
      Not even a joke.

      Meanwhile,

      ...if your first question in renovating a house is "how much will it cost to excavate and underpin that part of the house? Yes, I know it doesn't make sense for resale, but if I can offset storage costs it totally makes sense."
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      Barry IncaRoads Sheck wrote:
      david dickerson wrote:As the late Jerry Garcia said, "to much of anything is just enough" :)
      Dept of Accuracy: that would be Mr Weir's mantra.
      Dept of Acccuracy, Pt. 2: Mr Weir's mantra would be "too much of everything is just enough." [basic-smile.gif]
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      Matthew King wrote:
      Barry IncaRoads Sheck wrote:
      david dickerson wrote:As the late Jerry Garcia said, "to much of anything is just enough" :)
      Dept of Accuracy: that would be Mr Weir's mantra.
      Dept of Acccuracy, Pt. 2: Mr Weir's mantra would be "too much of everything is just enough." [basic-smile.gif]
      Dept of Irony: billing oneself as Dept of Accuracy by setting out to correct others with a statement that is not entirely correct itself. :)

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      #50 Post by David Schliecker »

      When your wife tells you that for every bottle of wine you buy from now on, you have to sell one.

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