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)
106 Purchased

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

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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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#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.

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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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#275 Post by Peter Hirsch » December 28th, 2018, 5:56 am

The year is just about over. I'm net down just over 10% (10.12% to be exact). A spectacular year. I set out to complete a task (get down 10% or more), had 365 days to fulfill that task, and here we are. For 2019, same task, get down another 10%.

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#276 Post by brodie thomson » December 30th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Peter Hirsch wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 5:56 am
The year is just about over. I'm net down just over 10% (10.12% to be exact). A spectacular year. I set out to complete a task (get down 10% or more), had 365 days to fulfill that task, and here we are. For 2019, same task, get down another 10%.
Hi Peter, very well done. I am in the same situation as you it seems.

More than a lifetime of wine in the cellar. Purchases cut way back but having trouble get below 100 bottles purchased. Without sending wines off to auction, I would been only achieving a very modest annual reduction outcome.

In 2018 I managed a greater than 10% reduction.

The statistics including wines to be drunk tonight (NYE here in NZ).

Bought: 138
Drank: 280
Sold: 276

Net: -418 BOTTLES

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#277 Post by jon leifer » December 30th, 2018, 3:48 pm

bought 7, drank 9, minus 2 for the month
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#278 Post by alan weinberg » December 30th, 2018, 5:23 pm

I’m waiting to chuckle at what Sarah has done this month.

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#279 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 30th, 2018, 6:10 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
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I’m waiting to chuckle at what Sarah has done this month.
Sarah doesn't want to talk about it...

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#280 Post by alan weinberg » December 30th, 2018, 6:13 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 6:10 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 5:23 pm
I’m waiting to chuckle at what Sarah has done this month.
Sarah doesn't want to talk about it...
what happens on berserkers stays on berserkers. But move to this thread where you will be celebrated: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66339

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#281 Post by Dan Kravitz » December 30th, 2018, 6:24 pm

Have glanced at this thread, which seems a little bizarre.

Very few people would consider me young. I don't count pluses and minuses, but the cellar is pretty stable. I'm guessing I have about the same amount of wine I had last year, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, maybe 20. Before that it was smaller as I was poorer.

Why should I decrease my cellar? I don't live in Glamis Castle. When I "pass away" (or 'die' as we used to say in English), my cellar will not be forgotten for a century. It will be drunk, given away and sold, according to my wishes to the benefit of my family and friends. My only wish is that I leave nothing that needs to go to the landfill.

Of course I have a vested interest here... I'm ITB and want to sell wine. A fair amount of the wine I sell improves with age. Buy more! Cellar more!

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#282 Post by alan weinberg » December 30th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Dan—funny that you mention Glamis Castle. That’s why I have always stored my wine at 50 degrees and I rarely open anything other than a pristine bottle. The wine critic André Simon allegedly died with just one bottle left in his cellar. My kids and likely my wife will inherit mine. He who dies with the most toys (bottles) wins!

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#283 Post by maureen nelson » December 30th, 2018, 10:06 pm

Aren’t y’all jumping the gun here? One more day left. Sarah, surely you and your husband can get through a few more cases of champagne before the year is out!

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#284 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 31st, 2018, 5:59 am

Dan Kravitz wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Have glanced at this thread, which seems a little bizarre.

Very few people would consider me young. I don't count pluses and minuses, but the cellar is pretty stable. I'm guessing I have about the same amount of wine I had last year, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, maybe 20. Before that it was smaller as I was poorer.

Why should I decrease my cellar? I don't live in Glamis Castle. When I "pass away" (or 'die' as we used to say in English), my cellar will not be forgotten for a century. It will be drunk, given away and sold, according to my wishes to the benefit of my family and friends. My only wish is that I leave nothing that needs to go to the landfill.

Of course I have a vested interest here... I'm ITB and want to sell wine. A fair amount of the wine I sell improves with age. Buy more! Cellar more!

Dan Kravitz
Speaking for myself, it’s a fun monthly game to play, and I enjoy the good natured banter. If you look at my progress reports, it’s pretty obvious I’m not trying all that hard. :) I’ve also written many times about the pleasures of buying, cellaring, and yes collecting wine. Though we have enough wine to last the rest of our lives, like Alan, I’ll probably be buying on my deathbed.

That said, I have noticed my numbers creeping up steadily over the past few years, enough to make my eyebrows go up. We are looking to cut back purchases and change some of our buying habits for a number of reasons. If this monthly evaluation helps a bit with curtailing the impulse purchases, then it’s useful in my book as well as fun.

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December 30th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Aren’t y’all jumping the gun here? One more day left. Sarah, surely you and your husband can get through a few more cases of champagne before the year is out!
We are certainly going to give it our best shot, Maureen!

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#285 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 31st, 2018, 7:36 am

Dan Kravitz wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Have glanced at this thread, which seems a little bizarre.

Very few people would consider me young. I don't count pluses and minuses, but the cellar is pretty stable. I'm guessing I have about the same amount of wine I had last year, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, maybe 20. Before that it was smaller as I was poorer.

Why should I decrease my cellar? I don't live in Glamis Castle. When I "pass away" (or 'die' as we used to say in English), my cellar will not be forgotten for a century. It will be drunk, given away and sold, according to my wishes to the benefit of my family and friends. My only wish is that I leave nothing that needs to go to the landfill.

Of course I have a vested interest here... I'm ITB and want to sell wine. A fair amount of the wine I sell improves with age. Buy more! Cellar more!

Dan Kravitz
Cheers and Happy New Year Dan. I think it is a little bizarre that you think the thread is bizarre.

If you had 10 cases of Cherrios in your pantry, but kept buying Cherrios, kept looking for new sources of Cherrios, new flavors of Cherrios (Very Berry!), hoping to get old-but-not-yet-stale Cherrios and paying a premium for them, stocking new box on new box on new box, well past the point at which you had any rational use for new boxes of Cherrios or any place to put them, it might look to society at large (i.e., spouse) more than a little unbalanced.

I have more wine than I will reasonably drink before I die (or "croak" as we used to say), and I have it on good authority that wine will still be available for sale into the future should I run out. My wife likes but is not consumed by wine, my son and heir couldn't care less, and the wines I buy are not likely to cause a bidding war among the auction houses when I begin decomposition.

I am buying (or until quite recently have been buying) wine out of habit, and as part of what had become a game. "Hey! I can buy this wine that won't be ready until I am 80 for 20% less than you slobs are paying! Woopee!"

I am not necessarily in the cellar-reduction process, but I am deep into sane-acquisition mode. I've bought just one case of wine since Halloween, and have some doubts about whether those bottles were wise purchases. I have a set of rules that will determine whether I buy a wine in the future (filling certain holes in the cellar). Halves of wine I can drink in the next decade. Champagne, possibly, where a deal arises. Fully aged reds in my wheel house at prices I can't refuse. I am out of the buying-wines-that-won't-be-ready-for-many-years business.
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#286 Post by BLittle » December 31st, 2018, 10:30 am

Sold a case and sent 112 bottles to Winebid. Felt like Thanos for a second
Bought 28
Consumed 24
Net reduction 120 (pending tonight)
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#287 Post by Dale Bowers » December 31st, 2018, 10:33 am

December 2018:

Purchased 32 Consumed 31


For the year:

Purchased 444 Consumed 225 UGH!!!
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#288 Post by Frank Murray III » December 31st, 2018, 11:14 am

I sold off about 50 bottles last month, and with another dozen or so going into the Falltacular silent auction next month, seems like I have some breathing room again.

If any of you want to lighten the load in your cellar and send me a few bottles for our silent auction for Falltacular next month, I'd be happy to accept them. Everything we do on the day of the event goes to Laura's House to help them provide emergency relief and counseling services, as well as transitional living support, for families fleeing violence. We make no money on this event whatsoever.

Maybe I am out of line for posting this so call me out if I am. If we're trying to reduce cellars, then put those bottles to some kind of charitable work/relief, whether it be our event or something in your area. You can always do something constructive to pay things forward.
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#289 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 31st, 2018, 6:17 pm

Despite my jokes above about not wanting to talk about it, I have success to report. December was our best month of the year for cellar reduction, just edging out July for the win:

Consumed: 52
Purchased: 16
Net: -36

It would have been 53 consumed, but we are ending the year with a dynamite Manhattan instead of another bottle.

Oh - and in the interest of full disclosure, the consumed figure includes 6 bottles moved from regular drinking to the cooking wine rack, which we delete from inventory.

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#290 Post by maureen nelson » December 31st, 2018, 6:31 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 6:17 pm


It would have been 53 consumed, but we are ending the year with a dynamite Manhattan instead of another bottle.
What!? Say it ain’t so!

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#291 Post by maureen nelson » December 31st, 2018, 6:41 pm

I am down 38 this month. Helped, no doubt, by numerous gifts to others from my cellar, plus some donations.

For the year, consumed 251, purchased 217 so not a significant reduction. But I vow to keep it up.

Looking to the bright side - had I not spent those dollars on wine, I’d have just lost most of them by putting them in the stock market :(

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#292 Post by David Glasser » December 31st, 2018, 10:19 pm

Drank 11
Bought 7
Down 4 for December.

For the year, still a net plus (+9). But compared to prior years, I’m bending the curve.

New year's resolutions:
Cut purchases by 50% or more in 2019.
Be able to report a net reduction for the year come 1/1/2020.

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#293 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » January 1st, 2019, 4:54 am

I am not going to enter my statistics for the year, or Alan will surely laugh at me.

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#294 Post by Mike Grammer » January 1st, 2019, 6:23 am

If he does, I'm sure it will be the laugh of comradeship, Sarah! You are "trending" in the right direction. :)

I will only add to Frank's post to say that the Silent Auction at FallTacular has become an integral and very meaningful part of the event, not to mention how much absolute fun/chaos it is in the last 15 minutes. Almost all lots are hotly contested. I often go in with a cellar reduction going on, but all too often end up with a cellar increase coming out champagne.gif

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#295 Post by Jim Erwin » January 1st, 2019, 6:36 am

This isn’t where I had hoped to be.
Dec 2018: 36 consumed, 27 purchased… down 9 bottles for the month
Jan-Dec 2018: 319 consumed, 321 purchased…up 2 bottles for the year
I will have to hold purchases to 24 bottles in 2019 with a consumption of 320 bottles to get back on track.

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#296 Post by Pat Martin » January 1st, 2019, 7:13 am

-19 bottles for 2018, my first annual net reduction in history!
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#297 Post by maureen nelson » January 1st, 2019, 8:44 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 4:54 am
I am not going to enter my statistics for the year, or Alan will surely laugh at me.
But that's part of the fun of this thread!

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#298 Post by alan weinberg » January 1st, 2019, 8:48 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 4:54 am
I am not going to enter my statistics for the year, or Alan will surely laugh at me.
only because he sees you as he was a few years ago—before I embraced the “ah, hell, I’ll never quit buying” mentality. The internal struggles, the rationalization, denial and anger, bargaining and depression (pseudo), finally accepting, almost mirroring Kubler Ross . . . but isn’t recognizing the problem half the battle? So I’ll quit at half!

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#299 Post by Mike Evans » January 1st, 2019, 10:06 am

I’m only up 22 bottles since I started tracking it on April 1, which for me is a rousing success. I’m hoping for a net reduction in 2019.

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#300 Post by Pat Martin » January 1st, 2019, 10:13 am

I’d like to thank everyone for sharing.
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