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2020 Wine Resolutions

#1 Post by Mattstolz » January 2nd, 2020, 5:26 am

Anyone have any wine related resolutions this year?

My wine resolutions tend to fit in to my overall main resolution which is to be more conscious about the amount of waste I generate and am responsible for. Would like to focus on producers that farm responsibly and work on making my house more environmentally friendly.

And also drink more Burgundy.

On a related note I’m also taking suggestions for environmentally friendly burgundy producers.

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#2 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » January 2nd, 2020, 6:10 am

My wife and I, and another couple that we socialize with regularly, just committed to a dry January (with two exceptions). Now that said, we made the commitment while at the Club for NY Day brunch with endless Bloody Mary’s (our definition of tailgating, not Jay Hack tailgating), followed by the Club Lounge and unlimited drinks at the Bama v Michigan game, lol. ;)

I do intend to be far more deliberative about my 2020 purchases. Despite daily consumption, I’m up a net 250+ bottles in 2019 with some big purchases. My “cellar” is close to where it needs to be, now I will do just some selective backfills and stick tightly to some perennial purchases, like Gonon, Vatan, Plouzeau FDP, etc.

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#3 Post by Howard Cooper » January 2nd, 2020, 6:16 am

Goals for 2020:

Buy less, drink more.
Go to fewer funerals.
Get my handicap down.
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#4 Post by YLee » January 2nd, 2020, 6:18 am

Drink at the same rate but buy less.
Sleep more.
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#5 Post by Corey N. » January 2nd, 2020, 8:38 am

Buy more cherries to share with friends, but less wine overall.
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#6 Post by Richard Albert » January 2nd, 2020, 9:13 am

Enjoy more of the special wines stashed along my vinous path.
Drink less often and finish earlier in the evening to improve quality and duration of sleep
Back fill my favs, lower alcohol mature, old school gems.
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#7 Post by T. Williams » January 2nd, 2020, 9:47 am

Drink Less (we drank 140+ bottles this year as opposed to ~50 in 2018, only counting bottles from the cellar and drank at home/with family and friends)
Buy More Quality and Less Quantity (last year we had to re-stock cellar defenders so we ended up with many case quantities of Wednesday wines, but we didn't buy many special occasion bottles)
Finish the build out of my wine cellar so that my basement doesn't look like a disorganized loading dock.
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#8 Post by Michael Martin » January 2nd, 2020, 9:59 am

After years of drinking more and more narrow and ending up with a cellar of California Zins, blends and over priced cabs, I want to drink more broadly. Too much good wine in the world.
Also want to procure more locally. Time to give the locals guys my business.

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#9 Post by Rick Allen » January 2nd, 2020, 10:04 am

Buy less than I drink and drink less than I did last year.

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#10 Post by Hank Victor » January 2nd, 2020, 10:16 am

Buy less. Consume more sparkling, riesling, and white burgundy.
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#11 Post by Michael O'Brien » January 2nd, 2020, 10:42 am

I want to keep my cellar at about its current level. Consumed 276 bottles last year, mostly 750s. Bought 304 bottles so purchases and consumption are fairly close together. I buy mostly old world with some age on them so they are ready or near ready to drink. I am too old to buy and hold for 10+ years. If the 100% tariff goes into effect, then my buying will drop precipitously as will my inventory. I can only hope that if the tariff is implemented, it doesn't last long or I will be out of wine in a few short years.
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#12 Post by Markus S » January 2nd, 2020, 12:08 pm

Drink less...
buy less....
continue to explore wines I don't know about, and fight the tariffs whenever I can.
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#13 Post by David Schliecker » January 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm

- Drink the same amount (according to CT, I was actually in range of 2018 by a few bottles)
- Buy Less. I still need to bring the cellar down.
- I drank a lot of young wines last year that needed more time. I need to pay more attention to that.

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#14 Post by David Glasser » January 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm

Not just buy less. I’m giving myself a specific target: Buy no more than 12 bottles in 2020 (other than restaurant purchases for on-site consumption). So far, 1.5 days down and 0 bottles. Winning!

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#15 Post by Anton D » January 2nd, 2020, 1:10 pm

David Glasser wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Not just buy less. I’m giving myself a specific target: Buy no more than 12 bottles in 2020 (other than restaurant purchases for on-site consumption). So far, 1.5 days down and 0 bottles. Winning!
Wow!

I’m going to bet the ‘over’ on your resolution!

However, a very worthy aspiration.
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#16 Post by johngonzales » January 2nd, 2020, 1:20 pm

My resolution is to really slow down on buying “basic” bottles at below $50. I find that we have a big supply already and my wife gets a ton of below $30 stuff from work in the trade. I am going to concentrate my budget toward the above-$75 stuff.

I’m going to coravin and drink more basic (below $50) stuff and have part-bottles on weeknights. For some reason, we’re reluctant to open stuff on a weeknight when we really only want one glass each.

I’m also going to see if I can finally build a “cellar” at home later in 2020. Both my wife and I want to do it and get rid of at least half of our off-site lockers. The delay has been that she wants a more utilitarian cellar just built out of the majority of our garage bays accessed from the rest of the garage. I want to blow through part of an interior wall, glass it in to the house and make for more of a showcase. My way will cost significantly more, be less reversible and/or a poor return on investment. Odds are she’ll prevail in that debate.

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#17 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » January 2nd, 2020, 1:25 pm

Finish my cellar, stop buying stuff I don’t really drink and focus on stuff I like (mostly champagne and red burg). Buy the best 18s (daughter’s birth year)

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#18 Post by Anton D » January 2nd, 2020, 1:27 pm

You can still make it her way but make the interior pleasing to you as a compromise!

You should go for it!

Oops: edited - I meant to post to John.
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#19 Post by lleichtman » January 2nd, 2020, 2:43 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:16 am
Goals for 2020:

Buy less, drink more.
Go to fewer funerals.
Get my handicap down.
I'm with you on all but the handicap. Don't think I can get it further down at my age but determined to play more golf.
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#20 Post by Dave McIsaac » January 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm

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#21 Post by Mattstolz » January 2nd, 2020, 3:01 pm

David Glasser wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Not just buy less. I’m giving myself a specific target: Buy no more than 12 bottles in 2020 (other than restaurant purchases for on-site consumption). So far, 1.5 days down and 0 bottles. Winning!
that's an ambitious target! im guessing with such a strict limit you already have a couple bottles in mind to fill that case?


I'm all in for the general "more quality, less quantity" and "more stuff that's Ready to drink" posts. The last couple years I've filled my cellar with stuff that still needs 10 years and whenever I go to grab something I find myself with a bunch of stuff im not ready to open and nothing ready for prime time!

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#22 Post by David Glasser » January 2nd, 2020, 3:17 pm

Mattstolz wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 3:01 pm
David Glasser wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Not just buy less. I’m giving myself a specific target: Buy no more than 12 bottles in 2020 (other than restaurant purchases for on-site consumption). So far, 1.5 days down and 0 bottles. Winning!
that's an ambitious target! im guessing with such a strict limit you already have a couple bottles in mind to fill that case?


I'm all in for the general "more quality, less quantity" and "more stuff that's Ready to drink" posts. The last couple years I've filled my cellar with stuff that still needs 10 years and whenever I go to grab something I find myself with a bunch of stuff im not ready to open and nothing ready for prime time!
I remain on one mailing list (3 bottles). I’d also like to buy 6 or so 2008 Comtes, though tariffs may squash that plan. That should leave room for a bottle here and there to fill in gaps for special dinners/tastings if the cellar is lacking. Plenty of aged stuff already down there after 30 years of collecting so a 1 year hiatus shouldn’t have much effect.

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#23 Post by Richard T r i m p i » January 2nd, 2020, 3:35 pm

Buy some, open some, drink some, share.

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#24 Post by Adam Frisch » January 2nd, 2020, 3:39 pm

Personally:
Drink less in the weeks. Try to drink wine only on weekends or twice a week.
Drink better wines and not bother with my wife's "bargain finds".
Drink more skin-contact Riesling.
Drink more Zinfandel.
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#25 Post by Matthew King » January 2nd, 2020, 4:35 pm

I’d like to be more conscious about consumption that does more harm than good, to be honest.

Many of us like to say we enjoy a glass or two at night, but in reality exceed that.

I don’t drink most nights but when I do ...

My challenge is that one glass is not enough of a good wine, two feels great, which sometimes leads to a third, which ...

... leaves me with a foggy head and headache in the morning as I get older.

Please no hectoring or holier than thou bragging about your discipline or AA jokes.

Just an honest admission about trying to be more thoughtful/diligent about that “third glass.”
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#26 Post by Scott Watkins » January 2nd, 2020, 5:02 pm

Continue to drink a glass or two with dinner most nights. Yeah Yeah Matthew :)
Stop buying great deal daily drinkers (like I don't have enough already)
Continue to work hard on my golf game.
Never hesitate to open a great bottle even if it's a weeknight (life is too short!)
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#27 Post by Ian H » January 2nd, 2020, 5:23 pm

Drink more champagne and sparkling

Find some great sources for 375s and buy more of them

Try to adhere to quality, not quantity

Stick to my budget
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#28 Post by Mattstolz » January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 pm

Matthew King wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 4:35 pm
I’d like to be more conscious about consumption that does more harm than good, to be honest.

Many of us like to say we enjoy a glass or two at night, but in reality exceed that.

I don’t drink most nights but when I do ...

My challenge is that one glass is not enough of a good wine, two feels great, which sometimes leads to a third, which ...

... leaves me with a foggy head and headache in the morning as I get older.

Please no hectoring or holier than thou bragging about your discipline or AA jokes.

Just an honest admission about trying to be more thoughtful/diligent about that “third glass.”
I think all of us know the feeling of wanting to keep drinking a great wine. no shame there. what happens when you've done such a good job buying wines though, that every wine is great??

I try to focus on spending more time with each glass instead. that strategy seems to work pretty well for me. but "great" wines to me tend to be in the aromas above the palate most times, so that makes it easier.

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#29 Post by Kirk.Grant » January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm

Goals for 2020:

Buy fewer bottles, and free up more space in storage.

Buy more Champagne. Buy more Bartlett's Blueberry wines...cases more.

Spend 20% of the annual wine budget while in Germany on my Honeymoon.
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#30 Post by Adam Noble » January 2nd, 2020, 9:05 pm

Dramatically decrease purchases to reduce cellar size and conserve cash for other major purchases.

Buy only from designated preplanned list and in smaller quantities than previous years.

Focus on quality over quantity and price.

Drink more older wine already in my cellar.

Share more bottles with more friends. (Make more friends?).

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#31 Post by joejolesch » January 3rd, 2020, 6:15 pm

More thoughtfulness and strategy around monthly buys.

Realize that there’s no reason to stock a cellar full of “daily drinkers” and then not have room for special bottles.

Focus more on ready to drink knockouts and less on trying to age bottles. Yet still buy a few to sit on.

Save and plan for building a proper cellar.

Drink more champagne.

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#32 Post by PaulMills » January 3rd, 2020, 6:43 pm

My 2019 resolution was to buy less wine, and I did a good job of it. My resolution this year is to buy even less and reduce my cellar. I also plan to buy more bubbles (doing a good job of that already) and more still whites.

I also want to drink less and workout more to lose a few pounds. Not sure which will be harder.

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#33 Post by Mike Reff » January 4th, 2020, 5:44 am

David Schliecker wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
- I still need to bring the cellar down.
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I can certainly help with that!

my goals:

Pay down debt (failed business)
keep looking for obscure whites to drink and purchase
Seek auction deals for one offs and mixed cases
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#34 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 4th, 2020, 8:06 am

Kirk.Grant wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Goals for 2020:

Buy fewer bottles, and free up more space in storage.

Buy more Champagne. Buy more Bartlett's Blueberry wines...cases more.

Spend 20% of the annual wine budget while in Germany on my Honeymoon.
Make sure you load up on stickies while in Germany!
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

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#35 Post by Kirk.Grant » January 4th, 2020, 8:12 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 8:06 am
Kirk.Grant wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Goals for 2020:

Buy fewer bottles, and free up more space in storage.

Buy more Champagne. Buy more Bartlett's Blueberry wines...cases more.

Spend 20% of the annual wine budget while in Germany on my Honeymoon.
Make sure you load up on stickies while in Germany!
I plan on buying wines that are nor imported or I can no longer get in the US. Almost exclusively GG's Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay, & Riesling) and maybe a TBA or BA...depending on the prices. However, I'm really hoping to try & bring home some of the wines we never get access to in the US market.
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#36 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 4th, 2020, 8:16 am

Kirk.Grant wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 8:12 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 8:06 am
Kirk.Grant wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Goals for 2020:

Buy fewer bottles, and free up more space in storage.

Buy more Champagne. Buy more Bartlett's Blueberry wines...cases more.

Spend 20% of the annual wine budget while in Germany on my Honeymoon.
Make sure you load up on stickies while in Germany!
I plan on buying wines that are nor imported or I can no longer get in the US. Almost exclusively GG's Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Chardonnay, & Riesling) and maybe a TBA or BA...depending on the prices. However, I'm really hoping to try & bring home some of the wines we never get access to in the US market.
Who makes GG Weissburgunder? I've seen Weissburgunder imported from Seehof and others, but not GG.
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

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#37 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » January 4th, 2020, 8:49 am

To share more of my overstocked cellar with friends. To be more gracious and less elitist with those just beginning the journey. To buy more of what I drink most and give away or sell those albatross wines that I thought I wanted..this isn't a pissing contest and though I see no signs of stopping buying, I do need to buy less and more selectively. Buy and drink more champagne. Pay more corkage fees and buy less by the glass. Stop ordering "orange wines" hoping somehow that my palate will change or I'll have a "Damascus Road" experience. Embrace the childlike joy I still feel when I taste a wonderful wine and don't worry about all the mediocre crap that passes for wine and drives the business.

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#38 Post by Kirk.Grant » January 4th, 2020, 11:35 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 8:16 am

Who makes GG Weissburgunder? I've seen Weissburgunder imported from Seehof and others, but not GG.
Meßmer does, and Terry Theise used to import it but the 2013 was the last vintage I could find in the US market. It's a singular expression of Pinot Blanc that I've yet to find an equal to. It's not that expensive in Germany and even if there is a 100% tariff it's still worth it to me at the price-point they sell it for in Germany. The wine is pretty long...but then again so is the finish. I've had the 2007, 09, 12, & 13. It's worth the hunt while I'm over there. I need to buy enough to share when I return. A close friend also really likes this.

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#39 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 4th, 2020, 12:11 pm

Kirk.Grant wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 11:35 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 8:16 am

Who makes GG Weissburgunder? I've seen Weissburgunder imported from Seehof and others, but not GG.
Meßmer does, and Terry Theise used to import it but the 2013 was the last vintage I could find in the US market. It's a singular expression of Pinot Blanc that I've yet to find an equal to. It's not that expensive in Germany and even if there is a 100% tariff it's still worth it to me at the price-point they sell it for in Germany. The wine is pretty long...but then again so is the finish. I've had the 2007, 09, 12, & 13. It's worth the hunt while I'm over there. I need to buy enough to share when I return. A close friend also really likes this.

Meßmer Burrweiller Schloßgarten Im Goldenen Jost Weissburgunder Großes Gewächs.
Looks great!
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

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#40 Post by alan weinberg » January 4th, 2020, 12:52 pm

same as every year: buy less, drink more. And I fail miserably every year.

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#41 Post by Bryan Price » January 4th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Wine producers avert your eyes! I plan to spend about 50% less money on wine this year, back to my 2016-2017 level. My two Eurocaves are filled to the brim and there are certain varietals I am not drinking often, yet keep buying, such as cabernet sauvignon. I won't buy any more Cab until I start drinking it!
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#42 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » January 4th, 2020, 1:24 pm

Bryan Price wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Wine producers avert your eyes! I plan to spend about 50% less money on wine this year, back to my 2016-2017 level. My two Eurocaves are filled to the brim and there are certain varietals I am not drinking often, yet keep buying, such as cabernet sauvignon. I won't buy any more Cab until I start drinking it!
This is what I look at every year - a comparison of what I've bought that year and what I've drunk. I posted mine over in the cellar reduction thread. It is very revealing, and helps me buy in ways I'll ultimately find more satisfactory.

For this year, I hope to keep my buying levels in line with 2019, which was a big reduction for us. I resolve to identify and drink up (or toss) wines I fear might be over the hill. I also plan to make a list of single, inexpensive bottles that have been sitting there, which I never seem to get excited enough to choose, and drink those down. These are mostly left from days when I was experimenting more, buying mixed cases to try, which I rarely do anymore. I'm sure they will be pleasurable still, and yet do their best work by providing me with a slot for something else!

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#43 Post by Kelly Walker » January 4th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Start drinking my not insignificant stash of 2001 German Rieslings that I had intentionally kept to age but keep forgetting about.
I want to be known by my indulgences.

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#44 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 4th, 2020, 2:11 pm

Kelly Walker wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Start drinking my not insignificant stash of 2001 German Rieslings that I had intentionally kept to age but keep forgetting about.
Where do you live?
CT: InZinity

2020 contenders for WOTY:
2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

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#45 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » January 4th, 2020, 2:19 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:52 pm
same as every year: buy less, drink more. And I fail miserably every year.
I am just shooting for buy less. I was doing pretty well last year until October, when all hell broke loose.
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#46 Post by johngonzales » January 5th, 2020, 11:10 am

Anton D wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 1:27 pm
You can still make it her way but make the interior pleasing to you as a compromise!

You should go for it!

Oops: edited - I meant to post to John.
The compromise you suggest is one that is readily available. I’m just still angling for the full Monty showcase. That’s going to require some sort of income windfall in the first half of the year. Unfortunately, I have to admit that my plan is not very practical. In order to make it a glassed wall or even glassed double door opening that connects to the living room, I’d have to add a beam to the wall as it bears the second floor and roof, move an exterior door to the garage, move the water heater, and modify a part of the hvac. Being a G.C. makes that and the entire project less painful, but it’s a cost tripler.

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#47 Post by Lee Short » January 5th, 2020, 11:40 am

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 2:19 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:52 pm
same as every year: buy less, drink more. And I fail miserably every year.
I am just shooting for buy less. I was doing pretty well last year until October, when all hell broke loose.
Same for me on both accounts. I've got a plan for what I'll continue to buy, what I'll drop, and a limited allocation for trying new things.

We'll see if I can stick to it.

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#48 Post by Victor Hong » January 5th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Vote in November.
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#49 Post by Todd Laubach » January 6th, 2020, 7:56 am

Drop my last remaining list. I dont want to be tied into buying the same wines every year and I am enjoying more diversity.

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#50 Post by AndrewH » January 6th, 2020, 8:07 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:10 am
My wife and I, and another couple that we socialize with regularly, just committed to a dry January (with two exceptions). Now that said, we made the commitment while at the Club for NY Day brunch with endless Bloody Mary’s (our definition of tailgating, not Jay Hack tailgating), followed by the Club Lounge and unlimited drinks at the Bama v Michigan game, lol. ;)

I do intend to be far more deliberative about my 2020 purchases. Despite daily consumption, I’m up a net 250+ bottles in 2019 with some big purchases. My “cellar” is close to where it needs to be, now I will do just some selective backfills and stick tightly to some perennial purchases, like Gonon, Vatan, Plouzeau FDP, etc.
Bolded same for me (though not +250 for 2019) . . . looking at my consumption patterns for last two years and will try to align purchases more closely to actual consumption with goal of +0 (+/-10) for net consumption on year. Is going to require some difficult calls on reducing mailing list purchases I think . . .
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