After some conversations with Dr. Dietz about how much we spend on wine (his, of course, funded by us taxpayers who pay his salary ), I took at look at the report of Purchases Over Time. We were figuring out the average spent each month (mine’s just over $750/month average, but down to $560/month average this year (recession, but still sickening to consider), and I scrolled down to the bottom to see the figure of the total amount spent.
I know what I spend in total is what many of you spend in a year, but still, it was shocking to me to say the least.
To wine, I say ‘I wish I knew how to quit you’. Sure would be cheaper if I stuck to whiskey!
It is sickness. I too spent a lot this year. The '07 vintage in CA was strong and prices tended to be soft. I did stick to my vow not to patronize any producer who raised prices in 09. That cost me a few mailing list positions like Alban and Kosta Browne.
I’m planning on cutting back spending about 25% in '10. Just not sure where yet!
Looking at the amount that I have spent on wine this decade is scary enough. I wonder how many other’s also had that amount used against them as the basis of a Petition for Modification (up) of a Child Support Order. Fortunately my Judge enjoys wine and wasn’t impressed. I offered the cost of Mommy’s shoes as evidence that it was immaterial.
Actually Veronica, I believe you may have been referring to my old buddy Tug McGraw (may he rest in Peace) who in 1988 stated when asked what he had done with all his money made in 20 years of playing baseball…
“Wine women and song and I blew the rest.”