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March Wine Consumption

#1 Post by Tom Lee » March 28th, 2020, 8:24 am

Perusing Cellartracker it looks like we have opened more bottles out of the cellar this month than in any month since March of 2013 and there are still 4 days to go! Not surprised. With business travel curtailed there are way more nights in the month where the cellar beckons.

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#2 Post by Blake Brown » March 28th, 2020, 8:32 am

For home consumption, this March has topped all previous months ever and still going. We're opening at least a bottle per night, sometimes two. Usually, I take off a few days from time to time, but not now. It's actually been a treat to explore the cellar and diversify the selections according to food pairings and just drinking a wine of preference. Whereas I may have had some trepidation when buying certain wines, I'm very grateful now for having made those decisions and we are drinking really well.

May you all as well.

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#3 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am

It's a slow month for us in terms of consumption because we're not entertaining. In normal months, we'll have people over on average once a week. Also, with the gyms closed, it's impossible for me to get the volume of exercise I'm used to, so I've been trying to keep alcohol to a weekend-only thing. With all the anxiety and stress, I know my sleep is better on non-drinking nights, even if my waking hours suffer. :-)

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#4 Post by Dennis Atick » March 28th, 2020, 8:49 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
It's a slow month for us in terms of consumption because we're not entertaining. In normal months, we'll have people over on average once a week. Also, with the gyms closed, it's impossible for me to get the volume of exercise I'm used to, so I've been trying to keep alcohol to a weekend-only thing. With all the anxiety and stress, I know my sleep is better on non-drinking nights, even if my waking hours suffer. :-)
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#5 Post by Richard Albert » March 28th, 2020, 9:07 am

My March consumption has tanked after cutting back starting in Dec., so far only a handful of bottles, but some damn fine ones. Vinous influence on my sleep is and has been rather problematic for years while I was in denial.
At this point in my life and ITB career I have some cool wines to drink, or sell depending upon how much more I cut back which which runs so disappointingly against what I had envisioned and planned for all those years.
Iso time would have been perfect for serious cooking and juice, bummer!
Drink some of your good stuff folks!
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#6 Post by AndrewH » March 28th, 2020, 10:59 am

A tick higher, but November/December tend to be highest for me, mainly because of providing wine for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year and related events.
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#7 Post by Will Clements » March 28th, 2020, 11:03 am

Way way up.
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#8 Post by scamhi » March 28th, 2020, 11:33 am

I am on the one a day diet. Sometimes it's proceeded by a cocktail
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#9 Post by Michael O'Brien » March 28th, 2020, 12:05 pm

My March consumption is down from the last several years. Opened 20 bottles. I attribute that to the inability to socialize with others and an absence of offlines. Interestingly, my Q1 purchases are on par with prior years. I thought with more time on my hands, they might have gone up. There is still time. There are still 4 days left counting today.
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#10 Post by Glen Gold » March 28th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Way down. Not smoking pot either. This wasn't exactly a conscious choice, but I'm just not reaching out for each one. But opening a nice burg tonight.
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#11 Post by Markus S » March 28th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
It's a slow month for us in terms of consumption because we're not entertaining. In normal months, we'll have people over on average once a week. Also, with the gyms closed, it's impossible for me to get the volume of exercise I'm used to, so I've been trying to keep alcohol to a weekend-only thing. With all the anxiety and stress, I know my sleep is better on non-drinking nights, even if my waking hours suffer. :-)
I think this would be the trend, since less human interaction, less business meetings to drink at, less festive atmosphere.
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#12 Post by Mattstolz » March 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Wine consumption has felt pretty far down for me this month. This has definitely felt like a bourbon-is-needed month for me. but actually, because of a couple of special nights that we snuck in with friends before everything hit the fan, id say im about even in wine consumption

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#13 Post by Adam Frisch » March 28th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Pretty much on par. A bottle a night between the two of us, rarely much more. It doesn't always get finished either.
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#14 Post by alan weinberg » March 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
It's a slow month for us in terms of consumption because we're not entertaining. In normal months, we'll have people over on average once a week. Also, with the gyms closed, it's impossible for me to get the volume of exercise I'm used to, so I've been trying to keep alcohol to a weekend-only thing. With all the anxiety and stress, I know my sleep is better on non-drinking nights, even if my waking hours suffer. :-)
the keto didn’t help, either. I’m on call, so no alcohol for 2 weeks but even before that I just didn’t have the drive to open much of anything. And I’ve bought absolutely nothing, driven by income reduction and the realization that I have enough.

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#15 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 28th, 2020, 2:34 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
It's a slow month for us in terms of consumption because we're not entertaining. In normal months, we'll have people over on average once a week. Also, with the gyms closed, it's impossible for me to get the volume of exercise I'm used to, so I've been trying to keep alcohol to a weekend-only thing. With all the anxiety and stress, I know my sleep is better on non-drinking nights, even if my waking hours suffer. :-)
the keto didn’t help, either. I’m on call, so no alcohol for 2 weeks but even before that I just didn’t have the drive to open much of anything. And I’ve bought absolutely nothing, driven by income reduction and the realization that I have enough.
Officially done with keto for the season! I came within 1.5 lbs of my minimum/goal weight, and decided I was just fine where I was. So it's maintenance now, which is almost the same, just with wine when I want it and 1 or 2 meals a week with carbs. I am in ketosis most of the week, slipping out when I have carbs, then back in usually by the next morning. I consider that kind of metabolic flexibility to be ideal. The 2+ months has certainly reduced my alcohol tolerance, though!

I'm not really interested in serious wines right now, I find. I'm opening the vinous equivalent of comfort food.

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#16 Post by alan weinberg » March 28th, 2020, 3:40 pm

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#17 Post by alan weinberg » March 28th, 2020, 3:42 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
I'm opening the vinous equivalent of comfort food.
ah, yes, magnums and jeroboams.

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