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#1 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 4th, 2015, 8:36 pm

...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!!!

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#2 Post by alan weinberg » March 4th, 2015, 8:38 pm

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

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#3 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 4th, 2015, 8:40 pm

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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#4 Post by Joe B » March 4th, 2015, 8:42 pm

Try drinking some of it.
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#5 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 4th, 2015, 8:52 pm

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
Apparently I'm lazy, have a narrow agenda, and offer little in the way of content and substance (RMP) (and have a "penchant for gossip" -KBI)

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#6 Post by Steve Brickley » March 4th, 2015, 9:19 pm

You hope PC will take longer.
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#7 Post by Joel W » March 4th, 2015, 9:27 pm

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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#8 Post by George Chadwick » March 4th, 2015, 9:37 pm

Steve Brickley wrote:You hope PC will take longer.
Excellent. Pathos.

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#9 Post by Jon A-K » March 4th, 2015, 9:44 pm

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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#10 Post by Glen Gold » March 4th, 2015, 9:50 pm

Steve Brickley wrote:You hope PC will take longer.
This is really funny. So why am I weeping?
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#11 Post by Scott Watkins » March 4th, 2015, 9:53 pm

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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#12 Post by GregT » March 4th, 2015, 10:10 pm

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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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#13 Post by A. So » March 4th, 2015, 10:29 pm

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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#14 Post by mike pobega » March 5th, 2015, 2:28 am

you just ...know.

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#15 Post by J a y H a c k » March 5th, 2015, 3:10 am

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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#16 Post by Scott Brunson » March 5th, 2015, 3:34 am

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. » March 5th, 2015, 4:23 am

Party at Todder's house! Scott and I can caravan over.

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#18 Post by Markus S » March 5th, 2015, 4:51 am

Todd, I've got East Coast storage for you when you put on your 'roaming' profile. [cheers.gif]
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#19 Post by craig v » March 5th, 2015, 5:20 am

You're getting scolded again as you walk through the door or the visa arrives.
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#20 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » March 5th, 2015, 5:23 am

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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#21 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » March 5th, 2015, 5:39 am

You plan a 10 bottle Rhys tasting.
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#22 Post by Joe B » March 5th, 2015, 5:41 am

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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#23 Post by Sean Malloy » March 5th, 2015, 5:44 am

As Billy Idol said in promoting the early days of MTV: "Too much is never enough."

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#24 Post by Ken V » March 5th, 2015, 5:53 am

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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#25 Post by ClarkstonMark » March 5th, 2015, 7:05 am

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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#26 Post by Jeff Vaughan » March 5th, 2015, 7:24 am

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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#27 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 5th, 2015, 7:40 am

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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#28 Post by M. Chacchia » March 5th, 2015, 8:02 am

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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#29 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 5th, 2015, 8:08 am

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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#30 Post by Jeff Vaughan » March 5th, 2015, 8:28 am

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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#31 Post by Howard Cooper » March 5th, 2015, 8:40 am

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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#32 Post by Ken McNamara » March 5th, 2015, 8:44 am

if you covet a bottle and forgot that you already own it!

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#33 Post by jdietz » March 5th, 2015, 8:46 am

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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#34 Post by Jeff Vaughan » March 5th, 2015, 9:00 am

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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#35 Post by david dickerson » March 5th, 2015, 9:12 am

As the late Jerry Garcia said, "to much of anything is just enough" :)

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#36 Post by jeffruggels » March 5th, 2015, 9:16 am

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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#37 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 5th, 2015, 9:23 am

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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#38 Post by AlexO » March 5th, 2015, 9:44 am

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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    #39 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 5th, 2015, 9:46 am

    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...
      Apparently I'm lazy, have a narrow agenda, and offer little in the way of content and substance (RMP) (and have a "penchant for gossip" -KBI)

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      #40 Post by Mike V e r h i l l e » March 5th, 2015, 9:59 am

      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 » March 5th, 2015, 10:05 am

      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 » March 5th, 2015, 11:28 am

      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 » March 5th, 2015, 11:53 am

      ... you find a half-case of '02 Sauv Blanc
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      #44 Post by Barry IncaRoads Sheck » March 5th, 2015, 11:53 am

      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 » March 5th, 2015, 11:55 am

      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 » March 5th, 2015, 1:05 pm

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

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      #47 Post by PaulM » March 5th, 2015, 1:34 pm

      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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      #48 Post by Matthew King » March 5th, 2015, 1:56 pm

      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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      #49 Post by Barry IncaRoads Sheck » March 5th, 2015, 2:32 pm

      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 » March 6th, 2015, 6:30 am

      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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