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post #2266 of 17900
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Thanks.

Noise won't be a problem as the unit would live in the basement. I suppose rear venting means that it would have to be 12" or so from a wall, which would be mildly annoying, but not a deal-breaker.

Or do you mean that I actually have to duct its vent to the outside?

Just the clearance should do it and I will vouch for the fact the unit lets you know it's running.
post #2267 of 17900
+1. It'll be a good basement unit. that will probably work better than my outbuilding. count on a $10 to $20 a month bump in electric bills, too. and take some measurements to figure access. To get mine in, we ended up having to take the door off its hinges and partially disassemble the unit. That sucker's not going anywhere, even discounting the 25 cases of wine.
post #2268 of 17900
Mine would come in through the garage, so should be fine.
post #2269 of 17900
Just cracked 2005 Camelot by Casa Firriato (Cab/Merlot). Very chunky (15%vol) so having with a good slab of steak.


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post #2270 of 17900
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Something about it does not appeal to me. If I am going to spend on storage I would rather own the method rather than rent. Plus, I want ready access.

I suppose for cases that I know I won't touch for ten years it might make sense, but -- and this may be totally wrong -- something tells me that ten years of storage costs will rival or exceed the price of a cooler/cellar/fridge or whatever they are called.

I checked pricing on some outside storage fairly recently. Don't remember the details, but come away with the impression that unless you were storing a fairly large amount of wine, the cost per bottle was staggering.

My new Vinotemp was about $12/bottle, delivered for a pretty small unit. Looks like foodguy's would be less than $8. Electric costs would be on top of that, but can't imagine that it would add a lot.
post #2271 of 17900
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Thread Starter 
The man is a class act. Very kind with me when I had questions pre visit.
post #2273 of 17900
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I was just having a conversation with our sommelier/wine director about wines and about some of the small-batch, handcrafted wines that Cyrus kind of pats itself on the back for having on its list. He told me anything on our entire list (Anything!!!) that I wanted to buy, he would sell me at cost.

Absolutely awesome. Perhaps you should prepay your rent for a few months in case the temptation to spend every paycheck at work becomes too great.



On a different topic, my new Vinotemp is being delivered tomorrow.
post #2274 of 17900
Kyle, I'm friggin' jealous.

MfP, congrats on the pending happy bundle to be delivered.

Finally got my WTSO Merlot.



Vinouspleasure, I still can't decide to thank you or curse you for giving me that website!

Just placed my allocation of Turley and Loring. GREAT SUCCESS!
post #2275 of 17900
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Finally got my WTSO Merlot.

Is this the one they had to ship twice? I got mine a week or so ago, at least.
post #2276 of 17900
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Is this the one they had to ship twice? I got mine a week or so ago, at least.

No, that was the Barolo. Pretty sure I didn't bother posting a pic of that.
post #2277 of 17900
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Kyle, I'm friggin' jealous.


BTW, if you want to peruse the wine list and give me some nice suggestions, would be muchly appreciated.



^Above goes for anyone in here whose opinion I trust. You know who you are.
post #2278 of 17900
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No, that was the Barolo. Pretty sure I didn't bother posting a pic of that.

Eh...checked cellertracker. Mine showed up on the 21st (last Thurs). Not that big a difference I guess.
post #2279 of 17900
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BTW, if you want to peruse the wine list and give me some nice suggestions, would be muchly appreciated.



^Above goes for anyone in here whose opinion I trust. You know who you are.

Didier.
post #2280 of 17900
Drank one of my Havens reserve already, it was pretty impressive. Looks like a killer merlot on the cinderalla wine today, Meroi Ros Di Buri '06........ too much wine... must resist
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