RonicaJM wrote:Leave it to the newbie to ask a lot of questions. But, I was reading the Wine Bible a couple of days ago and I came across a picture of the author in her wine cellar. There were A LOT of bottles in there, maybe thousands. Anyway, the caption read something like..." I intend on drinking every one of these bottles of wine."
So my questions are:
1. How many bottles do you have?
2. If you have a lot of bottles when can you possibly drink them all if you continue to buy and cellar more wine?
David M. Bueker wrote:Ok...anybody want to take bets on how long this thought process holds true???
David M. Bueker wrote:Well there's about 2200 bottles now, and the number is still growing. The beauty of it is that my enthusiasm for the chase is waning as the cellar is getting tippy top filled.
So some time soon I will likely (really) slow down significantly and drink off mostly inventory. I'm sure I will buy some inexpensive daily bottles, but there will be enough very good stuff to pretty much quit buying them.
Now I will likely buy a few really top end bottles once in a while, but only 1-3 at a time, and only when the opportunity is very good.
Ok...anybody want to take bets on how long this thought process holds true???
Robin Garr wrote:RonicaJM wrote:
Merging two threads here, I would urge you not to take <I>The Wine Bible</I> too seriously. I had the occasion to sit through a <i>long</i> presentation by its author just about the time the book came out, and she didn't impress me. Or maybe I should say she impressed me for the wrong reasons: I don't think I've ever seen another purported wine expert make so many factual errors about wine, or make them in such a didactic manner. I'm not sure I can evaluate the book fairly, because I can't evaluate it outside the context of that memory. But it's not on my reference shelf.