Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

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Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

#801 Post by Jay Miller » August 2nd, 2020, 4:24 am

dsimmons wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 7:01 pm
purchased 15 and consumed 23 for a net decrease of 8
Well done Don! I think you're the first person to report a success for this month?

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August 1st, 2020, 9:34 pm
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August 1st, 2020, 9:27 pm
This is not going well. I blame Covid

Drank 18 bought 34...

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#802 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 2nd, 2020, 5:31 am

I hinted at this month's numbers in last month's entry. Here it goes.

Consumed: 80!! This includes 5 corked and 12 sold. It also covers a week at the beach with 6 drinkers having wine every day at lunch and dinner, and sometimes in between or after.

Now, you'd think that would set me up for a successful month, right? Ha.

Purchased: 179. I also have to admit that 63 of those are magnums.

So big failure. Alan, let the teasing commence.
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#803 Post by crickey » August 2nd, 2020, 6:02 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 5:31 am
I hinted at this month's numbers in last month's entry. Here it goes.

Consumed: 80!! This includes 5 corked and 12 sold. It also covers a week at the beach with 6 drinkers having wine every day at lunch and dinner, and sometimes in between or after.

Now, you'd think that would set me up for a successful month, right? Ha.

Purchased: 179. I also have to admit that 63 of those are magnums.

So big failure. Alan, let the teasing commence.
Maybe you should post on the "young and spendy" thread instead.
Chri$ Ri¢k€y

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#804 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 2nd, 2020, 6:19 am

crickey wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:02 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 5:31 am
I hinted at this month's numbers in last month's entry. Here it goes.

Consumed: 80!! This includes 5 corked and 12 sold. It also covers a week at the beach with 6 drinkers having wine every day at lunch and dinner, and sometimes in between or after.

Now, you'd think that would set me up for a successful month, right? Ha.

Purchased: 179. I also have to admit that 63 of those are magnums.

So big failure. Alan, let the teasing commence.
Maybe you should post on the "young and spendy" thread instead.
Haha, if I weren't so old I might agree with you. :)

But in actuality we've been buying light for a while, and this might be our last big purchase for the next few years, maybe for good. We've been meaning to fill the champagne magnum section - the only space in the cellar with room to spare - and found a good opportunity in France. If going through the trouble of importing, might as well make it worth the effort.

This month also includes a reload on the prosecco we use for amaro spritzes (2 cases), which many people might not even count or enter in CT, and a 2 case reload of lambrusco for pizza.
Sort of ITB - my husband imports a small amount of sake and I help out

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#805 Post by alan weinberg » August 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 5:31 am
I hinted at this month's numbers in last month's entry. Here it goes.

Consumed: 80!! This includes 5 corked and 12 sold. It also covers a week at the beach with 6 drinkers having wine every day at lunch and dinner, and sometimes in between or after.

Now, you'd think that would set me up for a successful month, right? Ha.

Purchased: 179. I also have to admit that 63 of those are magnums.

So big failure. Alan, let the teasing commence.
[worship.gif] 63 magnums. I’m speechless.

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#806 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 2nd, 2020, 9:51 am

alan weinberg wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 5:31 am
I hinted at this month's numbers in last month's entry. Here it goes.

Consumed: 80!! This includes 5 corked and 12 sold. It also covers a week at the beach with 6 drinkers having wine every day at lunch and dinner, and sometimes in between or after.

Now, you'd think that would set me up for a successful month, right? Ha.

Purchased: 179. I also have to admit that 63 of those are magnums.

So big failure. Alan, let the teasing commence.
[worship.gif] 63 magnums. I’m speechless.
There's no such thing as too many magnums when it comes to champagne.
Sort of ITB - my husband imports a small amount of sake and I help out

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#807 Post by Dale Bowers » August 2nd, 2020, 10:06 am

July 31 consumed 28 purchased
Cheers!

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#808 Post by David Glasser » August 2nd, 2020, 2:01 pm

Back on track after very bad behavior last month:
Drank 10
Bought 2

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#809 Post by Howard Cooper » August 2nd, 2020, 2:20 pm

For June and July combined, 17 out and 7 in. Not bad.

My guess is the fall won’t go as well between 2019 German wines, 2008 Taittinger CdC, and a few Burgs I am likely to buy.
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#810 Post by maureen nelson » August 2nd, 2020, 3:35 pm

24 purchased, only 15 consumed. I blame dieting!

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#811 Post by Howard Cooper » August 2nd, 2020, 4:28 pm

maureen nelson wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 3:35 pm
24 purchased, only 15 consumed. I blame dieting!
Dieting caused you to purchase 24 bottles? [stirthepothal.gif]
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#812 Post by David Baum » August 2nd, 2020, 10:25 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 6:08 pm
David Baum wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:35 pm
27 purchased
15 consumed

Gonna be a slow consumption month after having a swab tickle my brain this morning. On lock down for a bit.

Hopefully it comes back negative. Feel better soon.
Quick result from Kaiser. 36 hours and negative. So now it's either an extended hangover from Wednesday night or I gotta find out why I'm having shortness of breathe

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#813 Post by Steve Gautier » August 3rd, 2020, 4:08 am

Good news on that front. Hopefully something short term
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#814 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 3rd, 2020, 10:01 am

dsimmons wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:28 pm
Jim Stewart wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Hello. I'm Jim and I am an out of control wine accumulator.

Jim,

Take some comfort in the fact that most of us would not consider 217 bottles "out of control"
Some would not consider 217 bottles out of control for a weekend shopping spree
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#815 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:01 am
dsimmons wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:28 pm
Jim Stewart wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Hello. I'm Jim and I am an out of control wine accumulator.

Jim,

Take some comfort in the fact that most of us would not consider 217 bottles "out of control"
Some would not consider 217 bottles out of control for a weekend shopping spree
If I read Jim's post correctly, I think 217 bottles is his total cellar holdings, no? As compared to 170ish a year ago. That's hardly out of control! Though I guess if you think of it in percentage terms, it's a jump. I take it back: you're out of control. ;-)

Of course I fell off the wagon last month and bought way more than that, by volume at least, so I suppose I have to justify it somehow. While I'm at it (making excuses, that is) Jonathan did more than half of it!
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#816 Post by Jim Stewart » August 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am

Things are relative, no? I usually qualify my comments about my wine cellar by pointing out that it is miniscule. I forgot to my chagrin. Back to my sandbox . . .
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#817 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 3rd, 2020, 11:05 am

Jim Stewart wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am
Things are relative, no? I usually qualify my comments about my wine cellar by pointing out that it is miniscule. I forgot to my chagrin. Back to my sandbox . . .
I think it's admirable.
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#818 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » August 3rd, 2020, 11:07 am

Jim Stewart wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am
Things are relative, no? I usually qualify my comments about my wine cellar by pointing out that it is miniscule. I forgot to my chagrin. Back to my sandbox . . .
I was only teasing - if that wasn't clear, I totally apologize. Everything is indeed relative, and the desire to downsize has no minimum to make it real. Please don't take my attempt at humor as a discouragement.
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#819 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » August 3rd, 2020, 11:59 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:01 am
dsimmons wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:28 pm


Jim,

Take some comfort in the fact that most of us would not consider 217 bottles "out of control"
Some would not consider 217 bottles out of control for a weekend shopping spree
If I read Jim's post correctly, I think 217 bottles is his total cellar holdings, no? As compared to 170ish a year ago. That's hardly out of control! Though I guess if you think of it in percentage terms, it's a jump. I take it back: you're out of control. ;-)

Of course I fell off the wagon last month and bought way more than that, by volume at least, so I suppose I have to justify it somehow. While I'm at it (making excuses, that is) Jonathan did more than half of it!
Another case where I miss the late Chris Coad's ability to explain a joke into the ground to hilarious effect.But that was long ago. I don't think he frequented this board, anyway. And besides the fellow is dead.

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#820 Post by Jayson Cohen » August 3rd, 2020, 1:13 pm

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:59 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:01 am


Some would not consider 217 bottles out of control for a weekend shopping spree
If I read Jim's post correctly, I think 217 bottles is his total cellar holdings, no? As compared to 170ish a year ago. That's hardly out of control! Though I guess if you think of it in percentage terms, it's a jump. I take it back: you're out of control. ;-)

Of course I fell off the wagon last month and bought way more than that, by volume at least, so I suppose I have to justify it somehow. While I'm at it (making excuses, that is) Jonathan did more than half of it!
Another case where I miss the late Chris Coad's ability to explain a joke into the ground to hilarious effect.But that was long ago. I don't think he frequented this board, anyway. And besides the fellow is dead.
*sigh* I like to think he is still doing it. Brad sure does need him....

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#821 Post by Robert Pollard-Smith » August 5th, 2020, 8:40 am

Purchased zero. Consumed 5.

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#822 Post by Jay Miller » August 5th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 8:40 am
Purchased zero. Consumed 5.

Binny’s just sent me a lovely bouquet.
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