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post #20071 of 20668
I think we're all guilty of that at times and to one extent or another.
post #20072 of 20668
I do the same thing, except I can't find anything really nice that I think is ready to drink! I need to do a better job of buying some mid-level wines that are exciting to open, but I won't feel that I've severely clipped it's potential if I do so.
post #20073 of 20668
I have felt like my cellar is in a constant state of repair for the last several years. When we bought the new house we stopped buying cellar worthy stuff, then once we were in the new house, we stopped again until we got the old house a renter. Now we're cutting back as we want to save the rest of the money for our backyard situation. I can look at Cellar Tracker and see when we were feeling flush and when we weren't based on vintages.
post #20074 of 20668
Have to buy stuff soon, especially if you're going to age it for a couple of years (unless you're backfilling/buying at auctions/etc)
post #20075 of 20668
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I just logged in and did a tally. 82 bottles currently waiting for shipping @ Full Pull when the weather gets cooler.

Just realized I have a case and a half there (and had a case shipped at the end of the last window). Ordering 1 or two at a time really adds up before you know it
post #20076 of 20668
I've really been impressed with their value wine picks in the $15-20 range. Not a dog in the bunch and a few were real steals. That 07 Berg Family Cab they snapped up when the winery went under is just killer and I wish I had another case at $10 a bottle.
post #20077 of 20668
I got a few of the beresan' due to some recs I read a few years ago in this thread - plus the all have decent bottle age (Both are from '09 I believe)
post #20078 of 20668
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every time I think about what I want to have, I look in my two fridges and every bottle seems too important to drink right now, so I reach for a cheapie. It's kind of silly, really.
You gotta pull the trigger, every night is a special occasion.
post #20079 of 20668
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You gotta pull the trigger, every night is a special occasion.

but some nights you want to be master of your domain
post #20080 of 20668
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

every time I think about what I want to have, I look in my two fridges and every bottle seems too important to drink right now, so I reach for a cheapie. It's kind of silly, really.

and these are 50 bottles coolers, or 500 bottles?

 

The simple solution is buy cases of wine at auction from Christies or Sothebys that are decent and ready to drink.

This is my "solution" to this problem. I have got a lot of bargains in the past year.

post #20081 of 20668
In NY, I probably have about ~220 "good" bottles that I never touch. In California, I have ~400, that I do drink whenever I am there (and I am going tomorrow). So it's not as bad as I made out. I think the issue is, in Santa Cruz, my parents are always there or else I have guests or both. So there are people to share it with. In NY, if I have guests, I will pop a good bottle (or buy some for the occasion). But the wife doesn't drink and if it''s just me, I can't do it. In part, but not fully, because I don't care about leaving a cheapie half empty overnight, but I can't bear the thought of doing that with a good bottle.
post #20082 of 20668
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I've really been impressed with their value wine picks in the $15-20 range. Not a dog in the bunch and a few were real steals. That 07 Berg Family Cab they snapped up when the winery went under is just killer and I wish I had another case at $10 a bottle.

I tried out the 2009 Torre Oria Gran io this weeked (a Full Pull offering) and thought it was delicious, a great buy for $10. We had our 3rd annual Pig Roast (big party where we close off the street and have a lawn game tournament, keg, roast a whole pig, etc) and thought it was a great time to open some wine that was crowd pleasing, with or without ice . . .
post #20083 of 20668
NYC folks are lucky as they no doubt have the best access to Old World wines particularly scoring some with some bottle age.
post #20084 of 20668
My parent's SF place is very close to K&L. They always have tons of reasonably priced aged Bord and CA Cab. I always buy some when I am there, and I always drink those!
post #20085 of 20668
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

My parent's SF place is very close to K&L. They always have tons of reasonably priced aged Bord and CA Cab. I always buy some when I am there, and I always drink those!

Damn, can't wait for the cool season and some shipping! If you're there in the cool season, and see something worth grabbing, let me know. I think I got that '96 Corton-C from K&L.
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