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post #15901 of 17674
I gotta try a bottle of this, yall are always talking about it and I need a new house red. Need to find someone near me who sells it.
post #15902 of 17674
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

you people in manhattan who have no space cannot stock up like we burbans can.

This is the truth. Wife gets pissed whenever I get over about 30 bottles. The bottom of our closet is currently filled with wine bottles. Whoops.
post #15903 of 17674
Yes, but we have easy access to sweet Madirans.
post #15904 of 17674
Actually my girlfriend gets pissed when we run low. She said being fully stocked "looks pretty" in the kitchen area. Easy for her to say when I am paying the bill.
post #15905 of 17674
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Yes, but we have easy access to sweet Madirans.
Im sure you overpay for those too.

I get mine in the mail now. Well stocked for the time being. I also laid down a case of Montus for the long haul.
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Actually my girlfriend gets pissed when we run low. She said being fully stocked "looks pretty" in the kitchen area. Easy for her to say when I am paying the bill.

My wife makes me drink the stash down to a more reasonable level before I can buy more. I can think of worse situations to be in.
post #15907 of 17674
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Im sure you overpay for those too.

I get mine in the mail now. Well stocked for the time being. I also laid down a case of Montus for the long haul.

I absolutely overpay. I'm in denial, I call it "convenience".


The Montus is awesome. I overpaid for that too.
post #15908 of 17674
i will, overall, pay more to have something sooner.



i'm not very patient.
post #15909 of 17674
I got a whole case of 2006 Montus for $19/btl.
post #15910 of 17674
It is strange, I don't mind overpaying for wine, but I go way out of my way to avoid paying $2.50 for an avocado. ffffuuuu.gif
post #15911 of 17674
Really, in my old age, I have found around a dozen or so wines in the $8-$15 range that I love and that are reliable from vintage to vintage. I buy them by the case and then "age" them in the basement for 1-2 years. So, beyond my "good" bottles I typically have another 8-10 cases of "regular" wine.
post #15912 of 17674
the one exception I have for overpaying is the Oliver Leflaive Bourgogne blanc, which is basically my perfect idea of a house white. One can typically find it for $15-18, and for this it's a f'ing value and a half.


the crappy wine store near me that sucks but is open until midnight has it for $26. Nope.
post #15913 of 17674
A new store opened in my little village. They sent all the residents a letter announcing the opening and the letter promised a $100 credit. I was sort of into it. I went in there and one of the first things I saw was that same Leflaive les setilles for $24. I left.
post #15914 of 17674
My wife encourages me to buy by the case whenever we drop under about 300 bottles. inlove.gif

Manton, could you list your usual daily drinkers? I'm not sure if Daily Drinkers deserves its own thread but I think we could start sharing what we're drinking in terms of that in a more systematic fashion for the benefit of all.
post #15915 of 17674
Went to a trade tasting today and tried a bunch of great value wines.

Any of these you guys should buy and buy lots. They drink well above their price points.

2010 Crozes Hermitage Silene Chave ($28-ish and a baby Hermitage)
2010 Copain Pinot Noir Voisins ($45-ish, but reminds me of nice Dujac Burgundies)
2010 Saint Glinglin Carte Verte ($25-ish and 100% Merlot aged in stainless steel. Tastes like the way Bordeaux used to be.)
2010 Saint Glinglin St. Emilion ($38-ish and Cab Franc Merlot blend and again tastes like the way Bordeaux should be)
2012 Saint Glinglin Sauvignon Blanc (not sure, but I think around $25 - great food friendly Summer wine)
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