Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

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#251 Post by alan weinberg » December 1st, 2018, 11:21 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:34 am
Ugh. Utter and total failure.

28 Consumed (traveling most of the month)
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Why do I keep up this fiction?
looks like success to me. Proud of you!

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#252 Post by James Billy » December 2nd, 2018, 3:13 am

Net reduction of 4 bottles in November. At least I'm heading in the right direction!

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#253 Post by Mark Golodetz » December 2nd, 2018, 3:51 am

I am glad I am just an onlooker now; if I weren’t I would be really depressed. I have been busy buying 2015 and 2016s and the net has gone up 321 this year.
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#254 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 2nd, 2018, 4:26 am

Mark Golodetz wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 3:51 am
I am glad I am just an onlooker now; if I weren’t I would be really depressed. I have been busy buying 2015 and 2016s and the net has gone up 321 this year.
Mark, how old are you, if you don't mind me asking?

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#255 Post by NoahR » December 2nd, 2018, 4:57 am

Failure of cellar reduction here, assuming flat purchases, just means I’m drinking less, which is a good thing for most people. Anyone want some wine?
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#256 Post by Paul McCourt » December 2nd, 2018, 5:18 am

I've only consumed maybe a case but seemed to somehow have acquired several, so.....failure there

My wife simply doesn't want me going to wine stores anymore. She thought it was "interesting how you go out to pick up a case of basic wine for Thanksgiving and end up with you coming home with 2 extra cases for yourself"

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#257 Post by Peter Hirsch » December 2nd, 2018, 6:13 am

As of last night I hit my yearly target.
A drop of just over 10% on the year.
I'm hoping for the same % drop, for the next 4 years
Then in January 2023 I'll reassess.

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#258 Post by Mark Golodetz » December 2nd, 2018, 6:44 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 4:26 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 3:51 am
I am glad I am just an onlooker now; if I weren’t I would be really depressed. I have been busy buying 2015 and 2016s and the net has gone up 321 this year.
Mark, how old are you, if you don't mind me asking?
Way too old to be around when they are fully mature. After the latest stock debacle, I decided to buy something I knew about; cases of mostly Right Bank and mostly in magnum. They will go to my son who will drink them or sell them. Either way, he will get to enjoy them.
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#259 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 2nd, 2018, 7:15 am

alan weinberg wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 11:21 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:34 am
Ugh. Utter and total failure.

28 Consumed (traveling most of the month)
106 Purchased

Why do I keep up this fiction?
looks like success to me. Proud of you!
Lol. If only we didn't have so much wine already....Oh well. Buying is fun, too.

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#260 Post by alan weinberg » December 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:15 am
Lol. If only we didn't have so much wine already....Oh well. Buying is fun, too.
excitement of buying (especially bargain finds though now rare) coupled with the joy of expanding horizons by trying new and different wines. I can’t turn off a 35 year passion. Every now and then I sell/give/reduce but I will likely be buying wine on my deathbed.

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#261 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 2nd, 2018, 10:52 am

alan weinberg wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:15 am
Lol. If only we didn't have so much wine already....Oh well. Buying is fun, too.
excitement of buying (especially bargain finds though now rare) coupled with the joy of expanding horizons by trying new and different wines. I can’t turn off a 35 year passion. Every now and then I sell/give/reduce but I will likely be buying wine on my deathbed.
Amen.

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#262 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm

My commitment was to reduce the size of my EMH Black Cat Library. I have done a pretty good job of that: have sold some of my 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2009 Special Selection. All of these vintages are in the "less than 4 bottles" category. It's hard to see them go, but when they go to good homes (people who are excited to receive them) it pleases me.
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#263 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm
My commitment was to reduce the size of my EMH Black Cat Library. I have done a pretty good job of that: have sold some of my 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2009 Special Selection. All of these vintages are in the "less than 4 bottles" category. It's hard to see them go, but when they go to good homes (people who are excited to receive them) it pleases me.
Oh my that must be painful! Your babies!
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#264 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 2nd, 2018, 2:39 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm
My commitment was to reduce the size of my EMH Black Cat Library. I have done a pretty good job of that: have sold some of my 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2009 Special Selection. All of these vintages are in the "less than 4 bottles" category. It's hard to see them go, but when they go to good homes (people who are excited to receive them) it pleases me.
Oh my that must be painful! Your babies!
You know, Counselor, it is actually very satisfying. People are so excited to get them, and because of supply and demand, I make a good buck on them. These wines are never available on my website, but people who are fans of the label aren't afraid to ask what I might have "out back." On BerserkerDay last year I offered some Library Packs, and the buyers were thrilled to have the opportunity. And now that my shipping season has ended (hooray!), I'll be looking at my inventory with an eye to BerserkerDay offerings.
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#265 Post by mattcitrang » December 2nd, 2018, 2:44 pm

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:39 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm
My commitment was to reduce the size of my EMH Black Cat Library. I have done a pretty good job of that: have sold some of my 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2009 Special Selection. All of these vintages are in the "less than 4 bottles" category. It's hard to see them go, but when they go to good homes (people who are excited to receive them) it pleases me.
Oh my that must be painful! Your babies!
You know, Counselor, it is actually very satisfying. People are so excited to get them, and because of supply and demand, I make a good buck on them. These wines are never available on my website, but people who are fans of the label aren't afraid to ask what I might have "out back." On BerserkerDay last year I offered some Library Packs, and the buyers were thrilled to have the opportunity. And now that my shipping season has ended (hooray!), I'll be looking at my inventory with an eye to BerserkerDay offerings.
I hope you saved something for Berserker Day 2019!!!

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#266 Post by jon leifer » December 2nd, 2018, 2:54 pm

got some generous gift certificates to my local purveyor of fine wines for my birthday..cashed them in yesterday, also visited a store in Astoria Queens, NYC, a few weeks ago that has good selection of Greek..Long story short, counting yesterday,bought 24 bottles, drink 5, + 19 as of yesterday..I had anticipated this "failure"..life is good..No further purchases anticiapted for a while..Ooops, buddy of mine scarfed up some Seghesio wines the other day and I opted in for 3 bottles, not yet recvd..Oh well.
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#267 Post by Merrill Lindquist » December 2nd, 2018, 3:01 pm

mattcitrang wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:44 pm
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:39 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm


Oh my that must be painful! Your babies!
You know, Counselor, it is actually very satisfying. People are so excited to get them, and because of supply and demand, I make a good buck on them. These wines are never available on my website, but people who are fans of the label aren't afraid to ask what I might have "out back." On BerserkerDay last year I offered some Library Packs, and the buyers were thrilled to have the opportunity. And now that my shipping season has ended (hooray!), I'll be looking at my inventory with an eye to BerserkerDay offerings.
I hope you saved something for Berserker Day 2019!!!
Yep, as I said, checking inventory to see what I might offer. There will always be something!
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#268 Post by David Glasser » December 2nd, 2018, 9:05 pm

12 consumed
0 purchased, but...
Traded 2 for 12

Net minus 2 for November.

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#269 Post by Brian Tuite » December 2nd, 2018, 9:41 pm

I told my wife tonight that we needed to drink more wine because we’re out of storage space and she said I needed to stop buying wine. Can you believe that?

I need to have a cellar reduction party. Who wants to come?
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#270 Post by Jason T » December 2nd, 2018, 10:14 pm

We were on a fantastic cellar reduction trend - net cellar size trending down for years. Trips to Willamette and Sonoma reversed that. Then we find out we are moving overseas next year... so time to put the cellar resduction plan back into overdrive.
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#271 Post by Ron Erickson » December 3rd, 2018, 6:55 am

Berserker Day is less than 2 months away...................

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#272 Post by Joe Raymond » December 3rd, 2018, 9:01 am

2018 numbers thus far.......186 consumed, 200 purchased. Damn. still can't get on the plus side
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#273 Post by Mike Grammer » December 4th, 2018, 11:20 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 10:52 am
alan weinberg wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:15 am
Lol. If only we didn't have so much wine already....Oh well. Buying is fun, too.
excitement of buying (especially bargain finds though now rare) coupled with the joy of expanding horizons by trying new and different wines. I can’t turn off a 35 year passion. Every now and then I sell/give/reduce but I will likely be buying wine on my deathbed.
Amen.
Double amen! I've had a naughty (I'm my own Santa---as someone of Jewish derivation, can't trust that ol' white-beard will find my chimney) buying month which probably pushes me up over 425 bottles from my usual 350 comfort zone. The Cellar Depressurization event is still a year and a half away. Of course, that usually sets up a drop of 90-110 bottles in one day, so I do have a control mechanism in place :) At least every 4 years, that is.

Brian...see this for a how-to [grin.gif] viewtopic.php?f=1&t=130142

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#274 Post by T. Melloni » December 4th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:34 am
Ugh. Utter and total failure.

28 Consumed (traveling most of the month)
106 Purchased

Why do I keep up this fiction?
I think you need to keep the purchases up if you want to "ostensibly" drink for free.
Otherwise, the mathematics turn against you.
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