What do you have in your wineceller?

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What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Birger Vejrum » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:52 pm

On another Forum there was this interesting topic!

What do you have in your wineceller?

My stock:

Italy:
Piemonte 80%
Veneto: 5%
Tuscany: 3%

Israel:
7%

France:
Burgundy: 2%
Bordeaux: 3%

What are in your celler?

Thanks for any reply.

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Florida Jim » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:04 pm

Without getting in to percentages, in order of most to least, Burgundy, Loire, Beaujolais, Northern Rhone, Italy, Austria, Chablis, Bordeaux, California, Oregon followed my small amounts from other wine producing areas around the world.
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Yoni M » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:14 pm

100% Israeli :D
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby David Raccah » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:57 pm

Israel (44 bottles, 53.01%)
California (30 bottles, 36.14%)
Spain (5 bottles, 6.02%)
France (2 bottles, 2.41%)
New Zealand (1 bottle, 1.20%)
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Daniel Rogov » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:29 pm

The question is "What do you have in your wine cellar?". I have that broken down precisely in my own notes to myself but for public consumption I think best bet is to say merely that my cellar is composed of (a) about 30% are Israeli wines and (b) enough age-worthy wines that my wife, daughter, brother and nieces will have a heckuva time figuring out who gets what after I'm gone. As to the 2001 Yquem that is there (and no, I will not say how many bottles), even though that wine will outlive every person alive on the planet today, no fear.....I intend to drink every last one of those before I take my leave, even if that means sipping through a straw while on life-support.

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Menachem S » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:35 pm

100% Red
95% Israeli
4% Spain
1% California
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Harry J » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:52 pm

Daniel Rogov wrote: before I take my leave, even if that means sipping through a straw while on life-support.
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Sipping wine through a straw is helpfull Mr.Rogov to an elderly realitive of mine.And yes gratefull that it works!h
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Eli R » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:11 pm

Hi,

95% - Red
95% - Israeli

Some whites in the frig, for drinknig not for cellaring.
The remaining 5%: a couple of Itaian, handful of Aussi.

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby EY Han » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:46 pm

Hi Birger,

My current winecellar at this moment has the following:
89.78% Israeli
7.3% American (Napa Valley)
2.92% French
100% K Standard

Best wishes,
E.Y.

P.S. I would be interested in linking up with some other members' CellarTrackers, however I haven't found an online wine forum that has a standard practice of posting/displaying the accounts on the profile. I was wondering what people's thoughts on this are.
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Jonathan Kalman » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:30 am

53% Israeli
35% French
10% Italian
2% Australian

About 95% Red
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Ben Kfir » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:39 am

About +800 bottles
90% red
55% Israeli wines
40% France, Italy and Spain
5% other countries

8 Kg chocolate
2 Kg cheese

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Mike BG » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:20 am

About 500 bottles.

1.5% Spain
17% France
5% USA
0.2% (1 bottle) Hungary
1% Portugal
Rest (about 75%) Israel

11% white
25% dessert (white and red)
64% dry red
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby JakovD » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:01 am

Italy (21 bottles, 27.63%)
France (18 bottles)
Israel (15 bottles)
Australia (6 bottles)
Spain (5 bottles, 6.58%)
Germany (4 bottles)
Canada (2 bottles)
Moldova (2 bottles)
Portugal (1 bottle.)
Argentina (1 bottle)
Hungary (1bottle)

That what I have for today
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Jeff Adler » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:55 am

Current Inventory

95% Red

80% Israel; 5% California; 5% Italy; 5% Other origins

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Peter May » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:54 pm

52% South Africa
18% France
8% Australia
7% USA
3% Italy
3% New Zealand
3% Portugal
>1% Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech, England, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Thailand

76% red, 10% white sparkling
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Ian Sutton » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:34 pm

Ben Kfir wrote:About +800 bottles
90% red
55% Israeli wines
40% France, Italy and Spain
5% other countries

8 Kg chocolate
2 Kg cheese

Ben

I doubt you and I are the only ones to keep chocolate in the cellar (though you have my respect for the amount!). Especially so for those in warmer climates.
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Yossie Horwitz » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:55 pm

70% Red
25% White; 5% White Sparkling

Understanding my entire cellar is kosher, approximately:
60% Israeli
20% California
15% French
5% Spain and Australia
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Mike BG » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:48 am

Ian Sutton wrote:I doubt you and I are the only ones to keep chocolate in the cellar (though you have my respect for the amount!). Especially so for those in warmer climates.
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I also keep chocolate in the wine fridge. All the good stuff from London you can't get in Israel!
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Daniel Rogov » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:38 am

Indeed, not only chocolate but cigars. Please, let us now forget the cigars!

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby EY Han » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:42 am

Daniel Rogov wrote:Indeed, not only chocolate but cigars. Please, let us now forget the cigars!

I second the "need" for cigars to concurrently be stored in the wine fridge/cellar!! I think I have 8 of them in my Israeli fridge right now…

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Eli R » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:30 am

Question for those who keep cheese and cigars with their wine, does the smell stick to the bottles when opened on the table?
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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Daniel Rogov » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:02 pm

Eli, Hi.....

In the case of cigars, no problem and that regardless of whether they cigars are stored in simple wood boxes (the kind in which cigars were originally stored and that any cigar store will give you free) or in closed humidors.

With the case of cheeses several rules to be followed in order to limit the spreading of aromas in the wine storage facility:

(a) With small cuts of mild cheeses, simply wrap them first in wax paper, seal with masking tape and then place in a plastic refrigerator bag
(b) With small cuts of ripe (or what some people call "stinky") cheeses, two layers of wax paper, each sealed with masking tape and then placed in a plastic refrigerator bag, also to be sealed with masking tape
(c) With uncut wheels of hard cheeses (e.g. Parmesan) store as is. No need for wrapping
(d) With cut wheels or large cuts of hard cheeses, wrap first in burlap, then with wax paper, that sealed with masking tape.

In general, follow those rules and even a bottle left open in the cellar overnight wil not pick up any extraneous aromas.

As to Winston Churchill's habit of dipping his cigar tips into brandy or red wine - barbaric!!!!

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Gamliel K » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:01 pm

A interesting question. . .

Not counting samples for tastings for my wine column, a rough guess would be as follows:

40% American
30% French
17% Israeli
7% Spanish
6% Other (e.g., Australian, New Zeeland, Hungarian, Italian, South American, etc.)

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Re: What do you have in your wineceller?

Postby Gary J » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:30 pm

Wow, tough question. I recently took a manual inventory of my not nearly big enough 120 bottle fridge and can't for the life of me find that darned piece of paper.

Guesstimating, I would say:
40% Israel
30% California
10% France
10% Australia
5% Italy
5% - Spain, Argentina, NY (Bedell Merlot), Texas (Viognier) and I'm sure I'm forgetting something...
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