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How do you view the money you spend on wine

Do you only spend surplus money after all bills, savings, college funds, 401K's, savings etc have been fully funded
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21%
Do you incorporate wine spending into your overall yearly budget in addition to bills, savings, college funds, 401K's, savings etc,
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Do you just buy what you want then worry about the budget later ?
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Do you have a fixed wine budget every year ?
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6%
Be honest do you over extend your finances occasionally for wine
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11%
Do you over spend on wine to a point of hurting other financial strategies like college etc
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6%
Are you just so rich that you dont even think about the money
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#1 Post by Alan Eden » March 15th, 2019, 1:13 pm

Just curious, just read a post about someone lowering wine spend because of increasing household debt, got me thinking about it. Not really about how much you spend but where the money comes from.

I know there are many possible answers, tried to incorporate some at least
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#2 Post by Mike Kuller » March 15th, 2019, 1:33 pm

I used to be an audiophile and spent a lot on audio equipment and music, less on wine.

I haven't bought new audio equipment in a while and there isn't much new music coming out that interests me so I've transferred my hobby to wine.

In comparison I'm spending probably the same annually :-)
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#3 Post by Anton D » March 15th, 2019, 1:35 pm

I spend only money that is free and clear of any obligation.

We keep our monthly CC overrun at zero, so I budget month to month.
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#4 Post by David Glasser » March 15th, 2019, 2:43 pm

It’s spent, gone, not there. I can’t see money that isn’t there.

Seriously, I picked choice #1. Bills, savings, etc are all necessities and wine comes after that. We don’t really budget specifically for wine but when the wine spend is high we cut back on other non-necessities. My buying days are pretty much behind me and with more time since retiring the disposable income is flowing more to travel and entertainment.

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#5 Post by Anton D » March 15th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Side note: I build the wine into my free spending, and then forget about it.

Then, when the wine is delivered or when I hit the cellar, I say, "Hey! Look! Free wine!" [cheers.gif]
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#6 Post by Scott Brunson » March 15th, 2019, 3:54 pm

part of our monthly medicinal expense budget
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#7 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » March 15th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Every penny spent on wine is excess over all other real and potential obligations. All savings, bills, planned major expenses (e.g. car replacement) are covered with cash before one bottle of wine. It’s the only reason I can go as bonkers as I do with a reasonably clear conscience.
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#8 Post by Anton D » March 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Scott Brunson wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 3:54 pm
part of our monthly medicinal expense budget
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#9 Post by David Baum » March 15th, 2019, 4:14 pm

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#10 Post by Chris Seiber » March 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm

#3 is the closest to how it actually goes, but I’ve never put 401k, kids education, the mortgage and other necessities at risk.

The future is important, but it’s not the only thing. I want to live and enjoy my time now too.

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#11 Post by Chris Seiber » March 15th, 2019, 4:57 pm

This question does prompt me to retell a joke I've posted on here a few times, for anyone who hasn't seen it yet:

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Civilian: How many bottles of wine do you buy per year?

Wine Geek: Usually about 250

Civilian: How much do you pay per bottle on average?

Wine Geek: About $40

Civilian: And how long have you been collecting wine?

Wine Geek: About 20 years, I suppose.

Civilian: So a bottle costs $40 and you buy 250 bottles a year, which puts your spending per year at approximately $10,000. Correct?

Wine Geek: Correct

Civilian: If in one year you spend $10,000, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $200,000, correct?

Wine Geek: Correct

Civilian: Do you know that if you didn't buy so much wine and such expensive wine, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a new Ferrari?

Wine Geek: Do you drink wine?

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#12 Post by Paul McCourt » March 15th, 2019, 5:18 pm

I use credit cards for all my wine purchases, therefore the wine costs no money.

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#13 Post by LMD Ermitaño » March 15th, 2019, 5:31 pm

No debts (never had any, and, hopefully, never will). 3 children: 2 done with college, 1 in his sophomore year (there’s masters degrees/law school if they choose though - so I’m not totally off the proverbial hook - but I encourage them to take masters after 2-3 years of work experience. Law school is a different matter - that I’d rather be taken right after college). Wife has her own money. Our deal is mine goes to supporting the family; hers the kids will wind up with. That’s always been the plan, anyway.

That said, I try to spend reasonably when it comes to wine & eating out - which are my biggest personal expenses. It’s gotten easier doing that given my age (turning 54) & hereditary hypertension.

In other words, #1 would be the closest answer.
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#14 Post by Michael Martin » March 15th, 2019, 5:34 pm

If you spend money on what you enjoy and value, its always money well spent.

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#15 Post by T@ntina A » March 15th, 2019, 5:43 pm

I also collect handbags. Compared to that buying wine is almost always a bargain [cheers.gif]

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#16 Post by Markus S » March 15th, 2019, 5:56 pm

Whatever happened to Jefferson's "wine is a necessity of life for me"? [From a man who died indebted living his high life and a cellar full of wine (and slaves)] Compared to him, we're all pikers.
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#17 Post by Anton D » March 15th, 2019, 6:06 pm

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Paul McCourt wrote:
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I use credit cards for all my wine purchases, therefore the wine costs no money.
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#18 Post by Albert R » March 15th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Anton D wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 1:35 pm
I spend only money that is free and clear of any obligation.

We keep our monthly CC overrun at zero, so I budget month to month.

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#19 Post by Scott Watkins » March 15th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
#3 is the closest to how it actually goes, but I’ve never put 401k, kids education, the mortgage and other necessities at risk.

The future is important, but it’s not the only thing. I want to live and enjoy my time now too.
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#20 Post by Brian Tuite » March 16th, 2019, 6:45 am

I blow my retirement money on wine. There are no guarantees in life.
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#21 Post by Philip G » March 16th, 2019, 8:00 am

Albert R wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Anton D wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 1:35 pm
I spend only money that is free and clear of any obligation.

We keep our monthly CC overrun at zero, so I budget month to month.

+1
+2

This is my goal. I used to be 3 (buy and worry later), trying to be 2 (budget month by month), but am realistically 5 (overspend occasionally). So voted 5.

At the point where semi-retirement consulting is a possibility in 5-10 years. Kids are almost through college, house still has mortgage but lots of equity, 401K adequately funded and growing. I consider the money left over after monthly bills to be play money but occasionally have to dip into cash savings for things like trips and spring/fall wine releases, Berserker Day or just plain late-night-had-a-few-glasses-and-on-the-internet impulse buys.
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#22 Post by robert creth » March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm

I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year. We have no mortgage, no children to school, and a stable 200 grand retirement income. I could spend more but don’t get enough pleasure from higher priced bottles to justify. I have gotten more willing to open up the purse strings for the vintage ports and stickies that my better half enjoys, but for me the limit is $50-60 per. I am also afraid of becoming accustomed to only the next level. While I may be in the kiddie pool on this board, I am viewed as serious wine snob by my non-wine friends. It is all relative.

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#23 Post by Jeremy C » March 16th, 2019, 1:16 pm

robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year. We have no mortgage, no children to school, and a stable 200 grand retirement income. I could spend more but don’t get enough pleasure from higher priced bottles to justify. I have gotten more willing to open up the purse strings for the vintage ports and stickies that my better half enjoys, but for me the limit is $50-60 per. I am also afraid of becoming accustomed to only the next level. While I may be in the kiddie pool on this board, I am viewed as serious wine snob by my non-wine friends. It is all relative.
Refreshing candor, Robert. Thanks for sharing.
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#24 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » March 16th, 2019, 1:33 pm

robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
We have no mortgage, no children to school, and a stable 200 grand retirement income.
Solid!!!

You should post on the retirement planning thread in Asylum.

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#25 Post by Anton Nikiforov » March 16th, 2019, 1:58 pm

Still figuring out this wine budget thing, I'll go through phases of not buying very much to wanting to stash stuff away so it's rarely consistent. I'll say that as a 25 year-old, a lot of peers my spend at least my equivalent of a wine budget on dining out. And this isn't celebration meals, or ones where you're trying to learn to something, just like daily sustenance sort-of thing. This gives me some peace of mind.

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#26 Post by Claus Jeppesen » March 16th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Flawed Poll
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#27 Post by Karl K » March 17th, 2019, 5:38 am

Money spent on the first - or second - 4,000 bottles of Coche?

Aloysius, do bring another bottle.
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#28 Post by Marshall Gelb » March 17th, 2019, 10:49 am

We are older, retired, and "relatively" stable. Technically, I should probably never buy another bottle for the rest of my life. Mortgage is minimal, kids finished with college so we can relax and travel. However, since this is an "affliction," I still buy a decent amount of wine but have slowed down considerably. The only time I did something "reckless" was taking a credit union loan to buy '82 Bordeaux futures. That worked out pretty well but is something that cannot be duplicated in today's crazy market.


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#29 Post by J.Vizuete » March 17th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Jeremy C wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 1:16 pm
robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year. We have no mortgage, no children to school, and a stable 200 grand retirement income. I could spend more but don’t get enough pleasure from higher priced bottles to justify. I have gotten more willing to open up the purse strings for the vintage ports and stickies that my better half enjoys, but for me the limit is $50-60 per. I am also afraid of becoming accustomed to only the next level. While I may be in the kiddie pool on this board, I am viewed as serious wine snob by my non-wine friends. It is all relative.
Refreshing candor, Robert. Thanks for sharing.
Agreed, thanks for the transparency and an example for how to do it right
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#30 Post by Bryce K » March 17th, 2019, 8:34 pm

I have a monthly budget that rolls (positive or negative) forward each month and we have had to adjust each year. Right now we have basically run out of storage space, and I am unwilling to pay for a locker, so I think that our buying may slow down a bit (particularly after Berserker Day for the first time). One problem is that with our son born in 2018, I will need to go big for 2018 Bordeaux! Nonetheless, wine spending remains an item that is after all other financial needs have been met.
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#31 Post by J a y H a c k » March 18th, 2019, 6:24 am

What's a budget? I am not familiar with the term.
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#32 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » March 18th, 2019, 6:35 am

The appropriate poll answer should have been, “down the toilet”.

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#33 Post by crickey » March 18th, 2019, 7:54 am

Sunk cost.
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#34 Post by Sh@n A » March 18th, 2019, 7:59 am

These two answers are the same, no?

"Are you just so rich that you dont even think about the money" and "Do you only spend surplus money after all bills, savings, college funds, 401K's, savings etc have been fully funded"
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#35 Post by Scott G r u n e r » March 18th, 2019, 8:45 am

robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year.
admire this. this budget is basically blown by 1 mailing list allocation- which is also why I dumped most mailing lists. :)
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#36 Post by Bdklein » March 18th, 2019, 8:58 am

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#37 Post by Bryan Carr » March 18th, 2019, 10:11 am

We have it set up so all of our bills, fixed costs, savings, et cetera come out of our paychecks into a clearinghouse account automatically so we never "see" that money, so in that regard it is option 1, but until recently we never really sat down and budgeted our wine spending out so I actually picked option 3 since we've been known to have bouts of mania re: wine.

Everything we see in our checking acct after that is for groceries and whatever we want to buy that week (dining out, stuff on Amazon, whatever), which is where our wine spending comes out of. Technically it's "gravy" as our fixed costs and savings are covered but we sometimes overspend. This year we're more rigorously tracking how our "gravy" is utilized so we could up our savings rate. We've started putting away ~25% of our take-home on top of our pension/401(k) contributions which is fairly painful week-to-week, but it's working out. Consequently our wine purchasing has had to become more methodical.
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#38 Post by bretrooks » March 18th, 2019, 10:50 am

robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year. We have no mortgage, no children to school, and a stable 200 grand retirement income. I could spend more but don’t get enough pleasure from higher priced bottles to justify. I have gotten more willing to open up the purse strings for the vintage ports and stickies that my better half enjoys, but for me the limit is $50-60 per. I am also afraid of becoming accustomed to only the next level. While I may be in the kiddie pool on this board, I am viewed as serious wine snob by my non-wine friends. It is all relative.
[cheers.gif] Cheers to the kiddie pool! While we're in a different life situation (mortgage, kids in elementary school, far from retirement), our budget level is in the same ballpark as yours - under $3k. When we started paying attention to wine in 2008 or so, the limit was miniscule, and it's slowly grown over time. We like having wine with meals each weekend and sharing with friends, so staying on target means lots of bargain hunting and selective purchasing over $20/bottle or so. $40+ purchases are rare.
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#39 Post by YLee » March 18th, 2019, 1:22 pm

I have investments in stocks for each of vacations, wines, clothes, cars, etc. I only use what I make after taxes.
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#40 Post by Kirk.Grant » March 18th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 4:57 pm
This question does prompt me to retell a joke I've posted on here a few times, for anyone who hasn't seen it yet:

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Civilian: How many bottles of wine do you buy per year?

Wine Geek: Usually about 250

Civilian: How much do you pay per bottle on average?

Wine Geek: About $40

Civilian: And how long have you been collecting wine?

Wine Geek: About 20 years, I suppose.

Civilian: So a bottle costs $40 and you buy 250 bottles a year, which puts your spending per year at approximately $10,000. Correct?

Wine Geek: Correct

Civilian: If in one year you spend $10,000, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $200,000, correct?

Wine Geek: Correct

Civilian: Do you know that if you didn't buy so much wine and such expensive wine, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a new Ferrari?

Wine Geek: Do you drink wine?

Civilian: No

Wine Geek: Where's your Ferrari?

Chris, I love this joke...thank you for sharing!
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#41 Post by Kirk.Grant » March 18th, 2019, 5:36 pm

bretrooks wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 10:50 am
robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year. We have no mortgage, no children to school, and a stable 200 grand retirement income. I could spend more but don’t get enough pleasure from higher priced bottles to justify. I have gotten more willing to open up the purse strings for the vintage ports and stickies that my better half enjoys, but for me the limit is $50-60 per. I am also afraid of becoming accustomed to only the next level. While I may be in the kiddie pool on this board, I am viewed as serious wine snob by my non-wine friends. It is all relative.
[cheers.gif] Cheers to the kiddie pool! While we're in a different life situation (mortgage, kids in elementary school, far from retirement), our budget level is in the same ballpark as yours - under $3k. When we started paying attention to wine in 2008 or so, the limit was miniscule, and it's slowly grown over time. We like having wine with meals each weekend and sharing with friends, so staying on target means lots of bargain hunting and selective purchasing over $20/bottle or so. $40+ purchases are rare.
Bret, there’s lots of great wine in that price range...sticking to your budget & not over-buying makes you smarter than many (even me sometimes).
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#42 Post by Eric S n y d e r » March 18th, 2019, 7:10 pm

I don’t view the money as “spent” until I pull the cork. It’s not a good view. Don’t recommend it.

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#43 Post by John Ammons » March 18th, 2019, 8:13 pm

How did I guess I'd be voting for the winning berserker formulae?

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