How much did you pay for your wine collection?

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How much did you pay for bottles in your cellar?

$0 - 2,000
8
3%
$2,001 - 10,000
25
9%
$10,001 - 25,000
31
11%
$25,001 - 50,000
41
15%
$50,001 - 100,000
59
22%
$100,001 - 200,000
37
14%
$200,001 - 500,000
41
15%
$500,001+
28
10%
 
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#1 Post by Sh@n A » December 2nd, 2018, 9:46 pm

There have been many polls previously done on cellar size, but not as many polls on the value of bottles being procured for these cellars. There are two ways of measuring cellar value, with have different usefulness... (i) what a bottle is worth today or (ii) what you paid for the bottle. To keep things consistent, I will set this poll for the latter, e.g., "How much did you pay for bottles in your cellar". This excludes cost of building the cellar itself, or cost of offsite storage, etc.

I freely admit this poll is less useful than the "how many bottles in your cellar" poll, but I think supersedes for notoriety! [stirthepothal.gif]
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#2 Post by c fu » December 2nd, 2018, 10:01 pm

Cost of bottles currently in collection? Lifetime?
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#3 Post by Chuck Miller » December 2nd, 2018, 11:51 pm

What business is it of yours? And how would it even be meaningful unless you also knew how many bottles of each wine someone has? I know many people that have spent well over a million dollars, some many times that. So what? It’s their money. And it’s their business, not yours. Trust me, most people that have spent a lot of money on their passion aren’t going to be discussing it on this forum.
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#4 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » December 3rd, 2018, 1:26 am

It's an anonymous poll. I see no harm in asking.

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#5 Post by James Billy » December 3rd, 2018, 1:52 am

50-100k is quite modest given the wines often discussed in this forum. Seems like 100k is a sweet spot.

What was the average bottle count in previous polls?

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#6 Post by David Glasser » December 3rd, 2018, 4:22 am

c fu wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Cost of bottles currently in collection? Lifetime?
Yup. Two very different numbers, especially for those of us who have been doing this for a while.

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#7 Post by Rob Lynch » December 3rd, 2018, 4:45 am

Calm down Chuck, no one's strangling your kittens.

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#8 Post by Sh@n A » December 3rd, 2018, 4:45 am

c fu wrote:
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Cost of bottles currently in collection? Lifetime?
Cost of bottles currently in collection
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#9 Post by Victor Hong » December 3rd, 2018, 4:56 am

Chuck Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 11:51 pm
What business is it of yours? And how would it even be meaningful unless you also knew how many bottles of each wine someone has? I know many people that have spent well over a million dollars, some many times that. So what? It’s their money. And it’s their business, not yours. Trust me, most people that have spent a lot of money on their passion aren’t going to be discussing it on this forum.
The many respondents reporting six-figure-cost collections prove so. Oh, wait,.....

I hope that, out of respect for the privacy of these anonymous people, that you did not peek at their responses. neener
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#10 Post by Joe B » December 3rd, 2018, 5:04 am

After only six years of this hobby I have hit a number that is too ridiculous to ignore and have to make some changes.
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#11 Post by Markus S » December 3rd, 2018, 5:13 am

Chuck Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 11:51 pm
What business is it of yours? And how would it even be meaningful unless you also knew how many bottles of each wine someone has? I know many people that have spent well over a million dollars, some many times that. So what? It’s their money. And it’s their business, not yours. Trust me, most people that have spent a lot of money on their passion aren’t going to be discussing it on this forum.
He's simply asking a question. Why so sensitive?
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#12 Post by Victor Hong » December 3rd, 2018, 5:13 am

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#13 Post by Brian Tuite » December 3rd, 2018, 5:16 am

I thought you meant since I started collecting. I voted 1 tier too high.
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#14 Post by Sh@n A » December 3rd, 2018, 5:19 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
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I thought you meant since I started collecting. I voted 1 tier too high.
I enabled re-voting to fix.
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#15 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 3rd, 2018, 5:21 am

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#16 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » December 3rd, 2018, 5:26 am

Aren’t you just asking how big something else is? ;)
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#17 Post by YLee » December 3rd, 2018, 6:13 am

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Aren’t you just asking how big something else is? ;)
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#18 Post by Sh@n A » December 3rd, 2018, 6:45 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
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Aren’t you just asking how big something else is? ;)
Not really! There are a couple different reasons for doing this poll: shameful curiosity, financial context for those who post on this forum, I was curious if a mean/median result would really spit out something like $80K (which to me was very simplistically, 800 bottles x 100) or something much lower/higher, I wondered if perhaps cellar values could be smaller for others given a different wine focus (e.g., Oregon/CA pinots vs. Burgundy), this was arguably also a back door honesty check into the poll on "how big is your wine cellar" question.

Personally, I was most curious to see where the median/mean would shake out. There is a lot of advice on the forum for purchasing at least 3-4 bottles of any bottle you cellar, many on this forum drink old world, many purchase the same wines (nearly) every vintage, a few store offsite which isn't obviously economic for aging $40 bottles, and there was probably a success bias (pun intended!) to this hobby (i.e., if you have the resources to build a targeted wine cellar at all, you probably have more resources generally). I do recall many having over 1,000+ bottles in their cellar as well. Accordingly, $75-100K for a wine cellar was more than I casually assumed the median answer to be… but after running some basic math… it didn’t seem to be a crazy proposition at all for an "average" WB cellar. And of course there are those who buy by the case(s), buying that Dujac and DRC, etc. so figured there would be bigger numbers.

FWIW, I freely accept a smaller $ cellar may be better than a bigger $ cellar. That cellar may be more in-tune with their owner's tastes and perhaps may have been more skillfully acquired (more off-the-radar gems, better sourcing). Lastly, a smaller dollar cellar at cost may be worth multiples of that cost today (e.g., acquired years ago at lower acquisition points, having since appreciated 10x) -- and this adds a fair amount of survey noise if you misinterpret the poll for being cellar "current value" and not "cost to accumulate".
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#19 Post by Brian Tuite » December 3rd, 2018, 6:57 am

Your cellar is generally worth what you paid for it over the years. Some bottles appreciate while others depreciate in value.
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#20 Post by Dennis Borczon » December 3rd, 2018, 7:06 am

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
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It's an anonymous poll. I see no harm in asking.

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#21 Post by Sh@n A » December 3rd, 2018, 7:47 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
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Your cellar is generally worth what you paid for it over the years. Some bottles appreciate while others depreciate in value.
Separate thread topic entirely, but I would be curious which bottles are known depreciators!
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#22 Post by Bdklein » December 3rd, 2018, 8:12 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
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Your cellar is generally worth what you paid for it over the years.
Not sure I agree with this. All depends on the contents .
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#23 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am

I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.

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#24 Post by Theodore Anderson » December 3rd, 2018, 8:21 am

I shoplifted most of it.
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#25 Post by Mark Christenson » December 3rd, 2018, 8:23 am

Sh@n A wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 7:47 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 6:57 am
Your cellar is generally worth what you paid for it over the years. Some bottles appreciate while others depreciate in value.
Separate thread topic entirely, but I would be curious which bottles are known depreciators!
Most everything except for a handful of wines (a few remaining CA “cults”, top Burgs/BDX, Yquem, etc.).
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#26 Post by YLee » December 3rd, 2018, 8:24 am

All bottles eventually devalues if holding too long.
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#27 Post by Mark Christenson » December 3rd, 2018, 8:24 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am
I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.
I wish I’d thought of that, but regardless I’m stealing it. Phew—now I feel better about the whole thing!!!
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#28 Post by Sh@n A » December 3rd, 2018, 8:30 am

Crossed 100 responses within a half day...! A reasonable sample size of responses.
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#29 Post by c fu » December 3rd, 2018, 8:59 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am
I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.
He’s just asking what you paid for what’s currently in the cellar.
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#30 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » December 3rd, 2018, 9:06 am

c fu wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:59 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am
I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.
He’s just asking what you paid for what’s currently in the cellar.
I know what he's asking, Charlie. I read English pretty well. People started talking about appreciation and the like so I shared a statistic on that subject that pleases me. It would not be a discussion if every post had to be a direct answer to the OP.

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#31 Post by Brian Tuite » December 3rd, 2018, 9:36 am

Bdklein wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:12 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 6:57 am
Your cellar is generally worth what you paid for it over the years.
Not sure I agree with this. All depends on the contents .
Unless you are selling it or borrowing money against it it’s not worth any more than you paid for it.
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#32 Post by J a y H a c k » December 3rd, 2018, 9:42 am

Mine is worth a lot less than I originally paid for it, because I actually drink what I collect. You know the old adage - You don't buy beer, you just rent it.
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#33 Post by Victor Hong » December 3rd, 2018, 9:45 am

Again, wine collecting is defined as the interactive confluence of Obsessive-Compulsive, Hoarding, and Affluenza disorders.
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#34 Post by Matthew King » December 3rd, 2018, 10:05 am

Victor Hong wrote:
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Again, wine collecting is defined as the interactive confluence of Obsessive-Compulsive, Hoarding, and Affluenza disorders.
You forgot alcoholism. In some (many?) cases.

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#35 Post by Greg K » December 3rd, 2018, 10:54 am

Somehwere between too much and no idea.
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#36 Post by Fred Bower » December 3rd, 2018, 11:23 am

I'm with Neal. I haven't got that level of record keeping at my fingertips. I guesstimated on the order of magnitude.

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#37 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » December 3rd, 2018, 11:28 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am
I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.
An incredibly comforting thought. I think I shall claim to think the same thing.

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#38 Post by Mark Christenson » December 3rd, 2018, 11:41 am

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 11:28 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 8:20 am
I know my existing cellar, undrunk, is ostensibly worth more than I've spent on all bottles, including those consumed, since I started keeping track. I choose to think this statistic means I've been drinking for free.
An incredibly comforting thought. I think I shall claim to think the same thing.
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#39 Post by CJ Beazley » December 3rd, 2018, 12:07 pm

I’ve been asked this question by ‘non-collectors/civilians’ before (and “what your MOST expensive bottle”) but I’ve never been asked by a fellow collector before. I’d like to see my spread against retail because I consider myself a hard core bargain shopper.
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#40 Post by maureen nelson » December 3rd, 2018, 8:38 pm

I can’t believe no one has complained yet about the wide bands in the upper tiers! I will go first.

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#41 Post by YLee » December 4th, 2018, 7:36 am

Lets start another poll. Whats your most expensive bottle. Lol
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#42 Post by Jeff Leve » December 4th, 2018, 8:12 am

The poll is a fairly silly unless you know how long someone has been collecting. Someone spending $250,000 over two years is different than a collector paying the same amount for wine over 30 years. Then, to really make it interesting, you would also need to know the level of income of the collector because their percentage of disposable income allocated to wine proves how crazy they are, or not.

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#43 Post by GregT » December 4th, 2018, 8:24 am

That's quite true. And you'd also have to know if they were buying on points, having responded to the numerous "Congrats to so and so for getting 100 points from such and such!", or were buying based on being on lists, or had collected things of interest specifically to them over the years. And most of all, you'd have to know whether they paid full retail or not. I buy and drink a lot of fairly inexpensive wines pretty quickly. Stuff that's over say, $50 or so, or that I've kept for 20 years was almost never purchased at full retail prices.
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#44 Post by Al R » December 4th, 2018, 9:21 am

Checking Cellartracker..."Holy sh!t!!! My wife is going to kill me if she ever sees this! I have to stop complaining about her shoe purchases!"

I don't mind voting in the poll -- find it fun even. But damn, it is better just to not look at what I've spent on the wine currently in my cellar. The only good news is that CellarTracker thinks it is worth 4.6% more than what I paid for it. Um, hooray?

The bad news is that my pending purchases will add another 15.9% to the cost of what is in my cellar, and that's not including the Schrader offer which just appeared in my mailbox. Oh, and there's a bunch of wine I've ordered over the last 2 years from various wine tastings at the country club but haven't picked up yet from their cellar.

I comfort myself by realizing that I'm nowhere near as crazy as a lot of you guys are on here, so at least there's that. ;-)
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#45 Post by Sh@n A » December 4th, 2018, 9:28 am

As more poll results come in (at 200 now), the dispersion doesn’t really change which I find interesting.
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#46 Post by Victor Hong » December 4th, 2018, 9:33 am

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As more poll results come in (at 200 now), the dispersion doesn’t really change which I find interesting.
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#47 Post by YLee » December 4th, 2018, 9:34 am

I dont think it will change. U have to consider different age groups and length of collecting/buying period. The % will be some what fairly spread out.
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#48 Post by YLee » December 4th, 2018, 9:50 am

Al R wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 9:21 am
Checking Cellartracker..."Holy sh!t!!! My wife is going to kill me if she ever sees this! I have to stop complaining about her shoe purchases!"

I don't mind voting in the poll -- find it fun even. But damn, it is better just to not look at what I've spent on the wine currently in my cellar. The only good news is that CellarTracker thinks it is worth 4.6% more than what I paid for it. Um, hooray?

The bad news is that my pending purchases will add another 15.9% to the cost of what is in my cellar, and that's not including the Schrader offer which just appeared in my mailbox. Oh, and there's a bunch of wine I've ordered over the last 2 years from various wine tastings at the country club but haven't picked up yet from their cellar.

I comfort myself by realizing that I'm nowhere near as crazy as a lot of you guys are on here, so at least there's that. ;-)
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#49 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 4th, 2018, 10:02 am

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The poll is a fairly silly unless you know how long someone has been collecting. Someone spending $250,000 over two years is different than a collector paying the same amount for wine over 30 years. Then, to really make it interesting, you would also need to know the level of income of the collector because their percentage of disposable income allocated to wine proves how crazy they are, or not.
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#50 Post by Mark Y » December 4th, 2018, 10:04 am

I think it’s a fun poll. Not really looking for a comprehensive conjoint analysis here are we?
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