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Wine etiquette

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mschumacher, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Vinegar is always an option. Good thinking on her part.
    One regret I have about our wine cellar: that we didn't get a bigger model. We already squeeze in more bottles than it is supposed to contain. Once friends and family know it is an interest of yours and become intrigued by the wine cellar and its contents, they usually remember you when they travel.
     
  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I got a couple of Eurocaves, and they seem to do the job quite well, one fairly large one for reds and one slightly smaller one for whites/sparkling. Wine Enthusiast has pretty affordable smaller cellars as well ($230 or so) but the Eurocaves are pretty nice afaik.
     
  3. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I'm interested in any model that will allow clandestine lodging of homeless bottles.
     
  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Another option -- an offsite commercial wine storage facility.  I rent a wine "locker" at a place about 8 minutes from my house.  It's not as convenient as I'd like, but especially during the 3 months of July, August and September when the temp in my basement reaches about 70 degrees, I'm happy most of my wine is there.  I still keep a bunch of everyday wine, along with a sampling of better wines, at home year-round, but I no longer stress out about whether the good stuff is rapidly going bad in my basement.

    An added bonus -- most of my newly bought wine goes straight there; so my wife never gets a chance to see it come in the door of our house (and comment on how we have way too much wine.).
     
  5. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Very clever. I never thought about it, or knew this was available. Obviously, friends of ours know of the concept: they are currently storing two of their best bottles... in our cellar.

    My husband is one of these romantics who likes to turn on the light in the wine cellar and smile at our collection. We thought about digging a cellar in the yard, but the cost is not quite yet warranted. Although?
     

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