I have a suit in Smith's Finnmeresco and it's both heavy and hot. I actually think the tailor made the suit out of the wrong weight of the pattern I wanted. It's also lined with silk, which I find to be relatively hot as well.
I do the same. It's typically a well made wine, made in a traditional Bordeaux style, vs the over ripe, over oaked style that is currently in vogue. It actually tastes like a Cabernet/Merlot/Cab Franc based wine. It also ages well. If it were $100 I'd probably buy it occasionally, but it's too expensive for what it is. Happy to drink it if someone else is buying.
People? Pfft, I'm drinking these alone. Ok, not really, I have 8 adults, or something like that, including two Swedes, a German, and four coon asses (Cajuns). I don't even know most of these people, I'm just here to cook and drink.
Auctions are a good way to access older wines fairly painlessly, specifically online auctions like Winebid.com. There's a learning curve for sure, but it can be a good way to get older wines, ready to drink, without having to shell out for case lot purchases.