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#501 Post by alan weinberg » August 10th, 2019, 8:03 am

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August 10th, 2019, 6:47 am
I finally did look at the YTD figures in CT and can proudly say that we're on track to have bought less than half the number of bottles of our next "best" year, and about a third as many as an average year. That's based on purchases since I got married and caught the case-purchase bug from my husband. I expect we'll never stop completely, but am feeling confident this level is the new normal, give or take.
has the $ value of those purchases also fallen by that percentage, i.e. are you really spending less? For me, I buy less wine but I don’t seem to spend less . . . I write this as I finalize a Ramonet backfill purchase . . .

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#502 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 10th, 2019, 8:21 am

alan weinberg wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 8:03 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 6:47 am
I finally did look at the YTD figures in CT and can proudly say that we're on track to have bought less than half the number of bottles of our next "best" year, and about a third as many as an average year. That's based on purchases since I got married and caught the case-purchase bug from my husband. I expect we'll never stop completely, but am feeling confident this level is the new normal, give or take.
has the $ value of those purchases also fallen by that percentage, i.e. are you really spending less? For me, I buy less wine but I don’t seem to spend less . . . I write this as I finalize a Ramonet backfill purchase . . .
Yes, the percent reduction is roughly the same in dollars as in bottle count. The average bottle price is more or less in line as well. I guess our buying habits have remained consistent in composition, just come down in total count.

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#503 Post by Russ Williams » August 10th, 2019, 8:29 am

Progress is finally being made. 66 less bottles purchased YTD compared to same time last year and 133 less bottles compared to 2016 which was my worst buying year. It is amazing what pending retirement does for motivation.
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#504 Post by alan weinberg » August 10th, 2019, 8:34 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 8:21 am
alan weinberg wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 8:03 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 6:47 am
I finally did look at the YTD figures in CT and can proudly say that we're on track to have bought less than half the number of bottles of our next "best" year, and about a third as many as an average year. That's based on purchases since I got married and caught the case-purchase bug from my husband. I expect we'll never stop completely, but am feeling confident this level is the new normal, give or take.
has the $ value of those purchases also fallen by that percentage, i.e. are you really spending less? For me, I buy less wine but I don’t seem to spend less . . . I write this as I finalize a Ramonet backfill purchase . . .
Yes, the percent reduction is roughly the same in dollars as in bottle count. The average bottle price is more or less in line as well. I guess our buying habits have remained consistent in composition, just come down in total count.
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#505 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » August 10th, 2019, 8:59 am

I buy many fewer bottles, but do spend more money. This is fine with me. I have no children so my retirement money is mine to spend, but I have no children so leaving wine to heirs is not a certainty.

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#506 Post by Jay Miller » August 10th, 2019, 10:54 am

Well done Sarah and Russ!
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#507 Post by Robert Pollard-Smith » August 11th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Since there has been diminished activity in both directions, I have not posted monthlies. But I am happy to report that YTD, 17 purchased, and 41 consumed.

I am making up for the wine reduction with a strong increase in Scotch purchases.

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#508 Post by Bryan Carr » August 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm

In January we sort of half-heartedly mumbled something about buying less wine this year and it doesn't feel like we have been buying less, but after reading Sarah's posts about the direction her buying has gone I decided to run the numbers to see if we actually moved the needle at all. Turns out we've bought 30% less wine so far this year than any year since we started collecting!! Our per-bottle spend has gone up marginally, but in number and total dollar terms we're way down. We're still putting wine in the cellar faster than we're drinking it but the slope of that line is much shallower this year, and I feel like the stuff we've bought this year has been much better and more thought out than in years previous.
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#509 Post by DanielP » August 12th, 2019, 3:27 pm

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Turns out we've bought 30% less wine so far this year than any year since we started collecting!!
But you've got 30% of the year left to go! [snort.gif]
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#510 Post by Bryan Carr » August 12th, 2019, 8:28 pm

DanielP wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 3:27 pm
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Turns out we've bought 30% less wine so far this year than any year since we started collecting!!
But you've got 30% of the year left to go! [snort.gif]
I scaled it relative to the other years to come up with my comparison, I’m not doing YTD compared to the full years I’m comparing to, I’m doing YTD compared to at this point in previous years.
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#511 Post by alan weinberg » August 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm

I’m new at this. I haven’t played yet. So far this month purchased 24 and drank one, gave one away. How am I doing?

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#512 Post by Craig G » August 18th, 2019, 7:11 am

David Baum wrote:
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Drank more then usual this month. Bought a lot more than usual. May be in need of an intervention
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#513 Post by Joel Pulver » August 18th, 2019, 9:58 am

Damn .... starting doing inventory of my 2 storage lockers and I am finding that I have more wine than I thought I did ....

Oh the travesty.

The good news ... I found a lot more Rivers-Marie.

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#514 Post by Jay Miller » August 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm

Drat, as expected August put me over again.

Opened: 0
Purchased: 13

Beginning: 589
Goal: 600
Current 602


Hopefully I'll be able to start drinking again next month.
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#515 Post by jon leifer » August 30th, 2019, 5:45 pm

0 purchased, 12 consumed,so,minus 12 for August..This will change when my Goodfellow and Biggio Hamina wines get delivered late September, early October.
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#516 Post by PaulMills » August 30th, 2019, 6:16 pm

Purchase 27
Consumed 12

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#517 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 30th, 2019, 6:56 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm
I’m new at this. I haven’t played yet. So far this month purchased 24 and drank one, gave one away. How am I doing?
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#518 Post by Paul McCourt » August 30th, 2019, 6:57 pm

I have failed once again!! Is there a way to automate my response?
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#519 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » August 30th, 2019, 7:22 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Drat, as expected August put me over again.

Opened: 0
Purchased: 13

Beginning: 589
Goal: 600
Current 602


Hopefully I'll be able to start drinking again next month.
I thought you were out of commission?

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#520 Post by alan weinberg » August 30th, 2019, 7:30 pm

Bought 42. Drank 2, gave 2 away. Month not over, though . . .

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#521 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » August 31st, 2019, 1:39 am

For all of you who are buying more than you are drinking because you only drank one or two bottles last month, maybe you need to rethink why you are into wine. Unless this rarity of opening a bottle is caused by health (get better Jay!) or summer heat, if you only drink a couple of bottles a month, that's not likely to increase as you get older. Are you buying the stuff just to look at? Look, I don't want to be an enabler: if two bottles a month is what you drink and enjoy, by all means continue to do so. But maybe you should just buy two or three bottles a month. I know; there are all those different wines to learn about. But at two bottles a month, you need to accept that you're not going to learn about them and you might as well just enjoy those you do drink.

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#522 Post by Jay Miller » August 31st, 2019, 6:58 am

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Drat, as expected August put me over again.

Opened: 0
Purchased: 13

Beginning: 589
Goal: 600
Current 602


Hopefully I'll be able to start drinking again next month.
I thought you were out of commission?
Out of commission for drinking, at least for a while yet. Not for buying unfortunately.
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#523 Post by alan weinberg » August 31st, 2019, 7:11 am

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August 31st, 2019, 1:39 am
For all of you who are buying more than you are drinking because you only drank one or two bottles last month, maybe you need to rethink why you are into wine. Unless this rarity of opening a bottle is caused by health (get better Jay!) or summer heat, if you only drink a couple of bottles a month, that's not likely to increase as you get older. Are you buying the stuff just to look at? Look, I don't want to be an enabler: if two bottles a month is what you drink and enjoy, by all means continue to do so. But maybe you should just buy two or three bottles a month. I know; there are all those different wines to learn about. But at two bottles a month, you need to accept that you're not going to learn about them and you might as well just enjoy those you do drink.
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#524 Post by Jim Erwin » August 31st, 2019, 8:48 am

Aug 2019: -20
Purchased: 14
Consumed: 34

YTD Total: +46
Purchased: 263
Consumed: 217

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#525 Post by dsimmons » August 31st, 2019, 11:00 am

Did Okay in August. Case purchase of Cayuse wines my biggest add.

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August 28 15 -13
Year to date 229 120 -109
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#526 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 31st, 2019, 11:39 am

Assuming we drink a bottle tonight, then August stands at:

Added: +42
Drank: -33
Net: 9

In my defense, however, a case of what was added was a gift, which is why I used the term "added" instead of "purchased." I think we did pretty well considering we were away for a week.

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#527 Post by Frank Murray III » August 31st, 2019, 11:41 am

I'm negative 50 bottles YTD, plus I have moved my Champagne as a % of my cellar to 40.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

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2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

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#528 Post by BLittle » August 31st, 2019, 1:23 pm

Year to date negative 10 bottles, thought i made a little more progress than that... but i rarely open a bottle Sun-Wed now (yet can still buy wine on those days, weird)
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#529 Post by David Glasser » August 31st, 2019, 4:55 pm

I caved on my summer buying freeze 3 days before Labor Day and bought 5.
Drank 7.

Fearing pent-up demand from the freeze, next month won't be pretty.

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#530 Post by alan weinberg » August 31st, 2019, 8:38 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 11:39 am
Assuming we drink a bottle tonight, then August stands at:

Added: +42
Drank: -33
Net: 9

In my defense, however, a case of what was added was a gift, which is why I used the term "added" instead of "purchased." I think we did pretty well considering we were away for a week.
that’s impressive, a minus 3 if we subtract the gift. But since we count bottles we give away, it’s only fair to count also bottles we receive. Still impressive—especially the drinking rate!

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#531 Post by Joel Pulver » September 1st, 2019, 9:15 am

Bought 6
Drank 29

Last month 360
This month 337

Got to get it lower before spring trip to Napa

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#532 Post by maureen nelson » September 1st, 2019, 1:10 pm

Purchased 14, consumed 11. Drats

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#533 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » September 2nd, 2019, 5:52 am

alan weinberg wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:38 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 11:39 am
Assuming we drink a bottle tonight, then August stands at:

Added: +42
Drank: -33
Net: 9

In my defense, however, a case of what was added was a gift, which is why I used the term "added" instead of "purchased." I think we did pretty well considering we were away for a week.
that’s impressive, a minus 3 if we subtract the gift. But since we count bottles we give away, it’s only fair to count also bottles we receive. Still impressive—especially the drinking rate!
We'll fail on the consumption front in September, as we'll be in Japan for much of the month. Just means we'll have to be extra scrupulous about purchases.

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#534 Post by Peter Hirsch » September 15th, 2019, 6:29 am

Down 5.3% on the year. Target was down 6% or more on the year, so right on glide path. This will have me down by about 33% over the last 5 years.

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#535 Post by alan weinberg » September 15th, 2019, 2:06 pm

Peter Hirsch wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 6:29 am
Down 5.3% on the year. Target was down 6% or more on the year, so right on glide path. This will have me down by about 33% over the last 5 years.
ha! And still too much wine!

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#536 Post by Neal.Mollen » September 21st, 2019, 7:26 am

I have been really good.

Honest, I have.

In the year since I declared here that my days of buying recent-vintage age-worthy reds was over, I have a perfect record, save for a few 2014 bdx halves -- halves being the one exception I allowed myself when I made the solemn vow.

Even in the categories I allowed myself -- champagne, already-aged reds at irresistible prices, and half bottles (my stock of 375s was much less than I anticipate needing in retirement, when weekday wine may become a thing) -- I have been (if I must say so myself) admirably restrained.

So why is it I can't walk in my cellar? Why are things buried so deep that I couldn't get to things even if I wanted to drink them (without a mining expedition)? How is it possible that several winter/spring boxes from envoyer are still sitting, full, on the floor, with the fall boxes arriving in just a few weeks?

I have a serious space problem. I have never considered leasing space before, but I may have to now. My impending retirement means that I have to take delivery of everything ASAP when the weather cools, because everyone ships to DC and very few ship to VA.

Unhappy alternatives await. Storage elsewhere, selling off wines. I suppose I could start day-drinking . . . .
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#537 Post by Jay Miller » September 21st, 2019, 7:59 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 7:26 am
I have been really good.

Honest, I have.

In the year since I declared here that my days of buying recent-vintage age-worthy reds was over, I have a perfect record, save for a few 2014 bdx halves -- halves being the one exception I allowed myself when I made the solemn vow.

Even in the categories I allowed myself -- champagne, already-aged reds at irresistible prices, and half bottles (my stock of 375s was much less than I anticipate needing in retirement, when weekday wine may become a thing) -- I have been (if I must say so myself) admirably restrained.

So why is it I can't walk in my cellar? Why are things buried so deep that I couldn't get to things even if I wanted to drink them (without a mining expedition)? How is it possible that several winter/spring boxes from envoyer are still sitting, full, on the floor, with the fall boxes arriving in just a few weeks?

I have a serious space problem. I have never considered leasing space before, but I may have to now. My impending retirement means that I have to take delivery of everything ASAP when the weather cools, because everyone ships to DC and very few ship to VA.

Unhappy alternatives await. Storage elsewhere, selling off wines. I suppose I could start day-drinking . . . .
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#538 Post by David Glasser » September 21st, 2019, 8:45 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 7:26 am
I have been really good.

Honest, I have.

In the year since I declared here that my days of buying recent-vintage age-worthy reds was over, I have a perfect record, save for a few 2014 bdx halves -- halves being the one exception I allowed myself when I made the solemn vow.

Even in the categories I allowed myself -- champagne, already-aged reds at irresistible prices, and half bottles (my stock of 375s was much less than I anticipate needing in retirement, when weekday wine may become a thing) -- I have been (if I must say so myself) admirably restrained.

So why is it I can't walk in my cellar? Why are things buried so deep that I couldn't get to things even if I wanted to drink them (without a mining expedition)? How is it possible that several winter/spring boxes from envoyer are still sitting, full, on the floor, with the fall boxes arriving in just a few weeks?

I have a serious space problem. I have never considered leasing space before, but I may have to now. My impending retirement means that I have to take delivery of everything ASAP when the weather cools, because everyone ships to DC and very few ship to VA.

Unhappy alternatives await. Storage elsewhere, selling off wines. I suppose I could start day-drinking . . . .
You can ship in your name to a FedEx store in DC, but it has to be via FedEx. They reject UPS packages. I think they'll hold it up to 5 days without charge. Just sayin'...

A half-drunk 750 put in the fridge overnight is usually just fine the next day. If you don't mind drinking the same wine two days in a row.

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#539 Post by wspohn » September 21st, 2019, 3:54 pm

I seem to be holding a bit above 4,000 bb for the last couple of years. Will work at reducing numbers rather than holding fast.
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#540 Post by D.Callahan » September 21st, 2019, 5:59 pm

I'm late to the topic so I'll catch up by year:

Consumed - Bought. - Net - Avg. Cost
2007 - 32 - 408 - + 376 - $21

2008 - 101 - 308 - +207 - $53

2009 - 110 - 281 - +171 - $54

2010 - 109. - 337. - +228 - $62

2011 - 91 - 216 - +125 - $66

2012 - 89 - 275 - +186 - $64

2013 - 113 - 234 - +121 - $73

2014 - 60 - 233 - +173 - $64

2015 - 89 - 296 - +207 - $97

2016 - 90 - 288 - +198 - $91

2017 - 149 - 204 - +55 - $88

2018 - 146 - 244 - +98 - $102

YTD - 105 - 147 - +42. - $101

Total. 1284 - 3471 - 2187

My purchases are coming down but I'm still not getting ahead, as of yet, in consumption. Costs are going up because of price escalation and my change in buying practices (buying fewer less expensive bottles).
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#541 Post by Dale Bowers » September 21st, 2019, 7:22 pm

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#542 Post by Mike Grammer » September 23rd, 2019, 9:04 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 7:26 am
I have been really good.

Honest, I have.

In the year since I declared here that my days of buying recent-vintage age-worthy reds was over, I have a perfect record, save for a few 2014 bdx halves -- halves being the one exception I allowed myself when I made the solemn vow.

Even in the categories I allowed myself -- champagne, already-aged reds at irresistible prices, and half bottles (my stock of 375s was much less than I anticipate needing in retirement, when weekday wine may become a thing) -- I have been (if I must say so myself) admirably restrained.

So why is it I can't walk in my cellar? Why are things buried so deep that I couldn't get to things even if I wanted to drink them (without a mining expedition)? How is it possible that several winter/spring boxes from envoyer are still sitting, full, on the floor, with the fall boxes arriving in just a few weeks?

I have a serious space problem. I have never considered leasing space before, but I may have to now. My impending retirement means that I have to take delivery of everything ASAP when the weather cools, because everyone ships to DC and very few ship to VA.

Unhappy alternatives await. Storage elsewhere, selling off wines. I suppose I could start day-drinking . . . .
Not to worry, counselor. See concept "WineFest". Maybe you can have one a quarter? Surefire way to get rid of 400 bottles in a calendar year [grin.gif]

In all seriousness, I was quite delighted to hear that David Frankil in NJ did something like this after being inspired by my quadrennial events---I understand it went very, very well.

I haven't counted but I think I'm on a slight increase in the last 30 days---consumed about a dozen at cottage weekend and during film festival, but also had my fall orders for Kutch and Sojourn. Say up 8 or 9 bottles.

After 10 years of holding out, finally had to buy a new small wine fridge--50 bottles--which I filled immediately. Sigh....WineFest V can't come soon enough!
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#543 Post by Jay Miller » September 23rd, 2019, 9:12 am

Dale Bowers wrote:
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Do tell...
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#544 Post by Richard T r i m p i » September 23rd, 2019, 9:40 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
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So why is it I can't walk in my cellar? Why are things buried so deep that I couldn't get to things even if I wanted to drink them (without a mining expedition)?
Walking in and around is pretty easy now...thanks to several hours of sorting, organizing and inventory. Lots of things I'd forgotten. The deck is almost clear for a Fall influx.

The problem is the buried stuff...a number of bottles which should be checked on. They're all in various piles/stacks beneath several cases with numerous other cases needing to be moved just to access the top of the correct pile. The "mining expedition" thing is daunting.

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#545 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » September 28th, 2019, 10:12 am

Not a successful month from the cellar reduction perspective, though delightful in many other ways. We were in Asia for nearly 3 weeks and only brought a smattering of bottles with us. Then a favorite store had a big sale. And Mark Golodetz's cellar went up for auction.

Purchased: 32
Consumed: 14
Net: +18

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#546 Post by Jim Stewart » September 28th, 2019, 10:45 am

We enjoy wine but we have never been wine “collectors”. At home, we consume an average of one to two bottles per week. We have had a small passive wine cellar for many years and have kept maybe up to 40-50 wines there at any one time. The wines were probably equally divided between favorites for nearer term drinking and some bottles eyed for special occasions. Additionally, we purchased a lot of wine for almost immediate consumption.
In about a year’s plus time, heavily influenced by WineBerserkers threads and notes, our wine “collection” has increased dramatically. At this moment we have 172 bottles in our now overflowing storage area. Though this collection is laughingly miniscule in size compared to many on this board, it is large enough that I now want to pay more attention to what I am doing. On the one hand, I am very happy to have expanded our wine horizons into new areas and to have on-hand availability of a wider range of so many nice wines. On the other hand, I will soon turn 70 and think it is probably wise to slow down that acquisition curve a bit.

I am going to use this thread as an “intervention” of sorts. My modest goal is to not have more bottles on hand one year from now than I do now. I'll try to monitor monthly to keep me aware. Wish me well!

September 28, 2019 172 bottles of wine: 76 red, 82 white, 14 champagne
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#547 Post by wspohn » September 28th, 2019, 11:15 am

Jim Stewart wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 10:45 am

I am going to use this thread as an “intervention” of sorts. My modest goal is to not have more bottles on hand one year from now than I do now. I'll try to monitor monthly to keep me aware. Wish me well!

September 28, 2019 172 bottles of wine: 76 red, 82 white, 14 champagne
Modest indeed and a good way of monitoring things.

We consume maybe 5 or 6 bottles a week just with the two of us and another 7 or 8 if we entertain, have a dinner etc.

Looked at my inventory: about 3400 red (incl. 151 Port), 385 white (incl. 26 sparkling), 32 pink.

Purchase rate 2018 498 bb. 2019 248 bb - see - I can use CT to show my wife that I am improving! Of course there is still a bit of 2019 left, but I shall remain resolved not to buy anything (unless I really, really think I should.....)
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#548 Post by David Baum » September 28th, 2019, 12:32 pm

More failure and I picked up another nice wine cabinet for "Free". That "Free" cabinet is gonna cost me a fortune

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#549 Post by Joel Pulver » September 28th, 2019, 3:19 pm

On my way to a failure this month.

338 in storage
23 pending
Bought 11, drank 2

I think I am going in the wrong direction ....

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#550 Post by Jay Miller » September 29th, 2019, 6:13 am

It’s all Mark’s fault.

+14 at the Heritage auction (though 7 of those were half bottles)
Opened 6.

+8 for the month which puts me at 610 or 10 over target.
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