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So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Randy Buckner » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:57 pm

I finally broke down and took a peek at Cellar Tracker. After looking at it from all angles, this is a very nice program. You can view your cellar from many angles, allowing you to find weak spots and fill in the gaps. Since I am a Rhone/SUD fanatic, it came as no surprise to me that almost half of my French wines are from there. It does show that I need to bolster my Provence and Languedoc supply.

So how does your cellar stack up? Anyone else a Cellar Tracker fan?

France 62.11%
USA 14.88%
Germany 10.99%
Portugal 5.04%
New Zealand 4.46%
Argentina 1.03%
Australia 0.63%
Spain 0.57%
Italy 0.29%

The French wines break down as such:

Rhône 43.23%
Bordeaux 19.91%
Alsace 15.02%
Loire Valley 9.49%
Burgundy 6.73%
Champagne 3.41%
Provence 1.57%
Languedoc 0.65%
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Howie Hart » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:02 pm

Not cellar tracker, but:
Home Made - 90%
Store Bought - 10%
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Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
Groucho - That's because it's dry Champagne.
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Paul B. » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:22 pm

Right now I'm at about 50% home made, 40% Ontario and the rest is a mix of odds and ends from places such as France, Greece, Hungary and Austria.
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Mike B. » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:24 pm

I'm a Cellar Tracker fan. I like to look at the distribution from time to time to see where I could add some. France was number 1 for a while, but I recently picked up quite a few California wines.

I was surprised to see Australia rank so high, as I haven't bought any Aussie wines for awhile.

USA 26.96%
France 20%
Australia 13.91%
Lebanon 6.96%
Portugal 6.96%
Canada 6.09%
Chile 3.48%
Austria 3.48%
New Zealand 3.48%
Italy 3.48%
Spain 2.61%
South Africa 1.74%
Germany 0.87%
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby David M. Bueker » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:37 pm

I've been on CellarTracker for several years. Currently things look like this:

Germany 48% (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is 25% of this with Nahe (mostly Donnhoff) at 12%)
France 36% (predominantly Bordeaux, Burgundy & Chateauneuf in reds, with Champagne, Alsace and Loire in white)
USA 9.5% and dropping precipitously
Austria 2.2%
Italy 2%
Portugal 1.8%
Other 0.5%

As far as producers, Donnhoff is a whopping 10% of my entire collection (250 bottles), with Selbach-Oster and J. J. Prum are second and third, but at less than half of Donnhoff. Jadot is the first non-German producer, at 2.6%.

The 2001 vintage dominates my collection with 25% of the total. between the great German and the classic Bordeaux vintage in 2001 I bought a lot. Most of the rest is nicely distributed from 1995 to 2005, with a smattering of older bottles. This reflects my really gettting serious about wine in about 1996.
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby MichaelJ » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:07 pm

I, too, am a CellarTracker fan. Here's my list.

France 45.26%
USA 37.89%
Chile 6.32%
Italy 4.21%
Portugal 3.16%
Germany 2.11%
Canada 1.05%

Mein Gott! I need more Germans.
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Dale Williams » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:43 pm

Count me as a CT fan. I'm 75% French. Breakdown by region (I don't enter into CT things like NZ SB, QbA Rieslings, $8 Languedocs, etc that I never intend to age):

Bordeaux 39.66%, avg. 1998.7

Burgundy 22.32%, avg. 2000.5

Loire 5.17%,avg. 2000.5

Piedmont, 5.17%, avg. 1998.0

Rhône 5.17%, avg. 2000.1

California, 4.98%, avg. 1999.1

Mosel Saar Ruwer, 4.60%, avg. 2002.2

Tuscany, 2.87%, avg. 1999.1

Alsace 1.82%, avg. 1999.0

Rheingau 1.44%, avg. 2004.2

Niederösterreich 1.34%, avg. 2000.9

Douro 0.67%, avg. 1983.6

La Rioja, 0.57%, avg. 1997.8

Nahe 0.57%, avg. 2002.3

Campania 0.38%, avg. 1996.0

Champagne, 0.38%, avg. 1996.0

Oregon 0.38%, avg. 2001.0

Pfalz 0.38%, avg. 2001.0

South Australia 0.38%, avg. 1996.5

Veneto 0.38%, avg. 1996.8

Languedoc Roussillon 0.29%, avg. 2004.0

Coastal Region 0.19%, avg. 2001.5

Southwest France 0.19%, avg. 1997.5

Puglia 0.10%, avg. 1959.0

Washington 0.10%, avg. 1999.0

Burgenland 0.10%, avg. 2002.0

Catalunya 0.10%, avg. 2001.0

Central Valley (Chile) 0.10%, avg. 2002.0

Latium 0.10%, avg. 1999.0

Mendoza 0.10%, avg. 2003.0
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby James Dietz » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:11 pm

I think the shares in the cellars (and thanx to CT this is easy to generate) tell a lot not only about palates but about location....I'm guessing those of us in CA have a larger proportion of CA/US wines in our cellars in general....

USA 73.02%
France 21.30%
Italy 2.64%
Spain 1.62%
Australia 0.61%
Argentina, Germany, NZ, South Africa each 0.20%
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Dan Donahue » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:13 pm

Long time CT user.

France 41% (mostly Burgundy followed by Rhone and Bordeaux)
Italy 21%
USA 21%
Germany 6%
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby OW Holmes » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:21 pm

I'm a fan, but only have about 1/4 of my stuff on cellar tracker, so I had to figure this out the old fashioned way, by having Excel sort and add by category.

Australia - 8 - 1.5%
California - 38 - 7.16%
France Bordeaux - 123 - 23.18%
France Rhone - 93 - 17.51%
France Other - 43 - 8.1%
Germany - 22 - 4.14%
Italy - 67 - 12.62%
Spain - 96 - 8.08%
Michigan - 19 - 3.58%
Other - 22 - 4.14%
Plus some stuff I never logged into the Excel spreadsheet, most of which is white and none of which is meant for aging.
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Redwinger » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:24 pm

How does my cellar break down?
Is this some kind of a trick question? :lol:
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby JoePerry » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:20 pm

La Rioja 30.43% avg. 1989.5

Piedmont 16.77 % avg. 1997.5

Burgundy 10.56% avg. 2000

Rhone 9.94% avg. 1999

California 9.32% avg. 2001.3

Champagne 5.59% avg. 1997

Andalucia 3.11% avg. 1941

Douro 3.11% avg. 1998.2

Loire 3.73% avg. 2001.5

Catalunya 1.24% avg. 1998

Bordeaux 1.86% avg. 1994.7

Australia 1.86% avg. 1993

Austria 1.24% avg. 2000

Lobardia 0.62% avg. 1973

Germany 0.62% avg. 2002

From the above, I'd like to at least double the Burgundy, Rhone and Champagne by the end of the year.

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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Bob Ross » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:38 pm

Corked 10%; Not corked 90%. :(
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Randy Buckner » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:06 pm

You wouldn't be frowning if you were hitting on 90 percent at the horse track!
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Bob Ross » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:14 pm

Right: let me re-state that Bucko.

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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Randy Buckner » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:19 pm

let me re-state that Bucko


Hey, now even an Okie can understand it.... :twisted:
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Michael K » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:14 am

Here is my calc's

France 48.2%
Germany 17.1%
Italy 12.8%
USA 12.6%
Spain 4.6%
Canada 2.9%
Portugal 1.3%
Chile 0.2%
Hungary 0.2%
Japan 0.1%

I was a bit surprised as I thought I had much more Germans....must had drank them all..........
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Randy Buckner » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:45 am

Japan? :shock:
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Carl Eppig » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:23 am

California 57%
Washington 2%
Oregon 2%
Finger Lakes 11%
Italy 3%
France 15%
Spain 2%
Australia 3%
Chile 2%
Argentina 3%
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:54 pm

by country
France (30.06%, avg. 2000.8) (in order Loire, Bordeaux, Rhone, Provence, Alsace)
USA (20.89%, avg. 2001.1) (ESJ, Merryvale, Ridge)
Italy (15.51%, avg. 1997.4) (mostly Piedmont)
Germany (13.29%, avg. 2003.2) Mosel, Nahe, Rheingau
Spain (11.08%,avg. 1990.3) mostly La Rioja
Australia (3.80%, avg. 2001.3)
Portugal (2.53%, avg. 1994.7)
Austria (1.58%, avg. 1997.4)
South Africa (0.95%, avg. 2003.0)

and by varietal
Riesling (15.82%,avg. 2002.9) ..which is quite surprising to me.
Nebbiolo (10.44%, avg. 1996.5)
Syrah /Shiraz (8.8%, avg. 1999.6)
Red Bordeaux Blend (8.23%,avg. 2000.5)
Tempranillo (6.96%, avg. 1990.4)
Cabernet Sauvignon (5.38%, avg. 1999.2)
Chenin Blanc (4.75%, $avg. 1999.3)
Red Rhone Blend (4.75%, avg. 2001.5)
Melon de Bourgogne (3.80%, avg. 2004.6)
Zinfandel (6 bottles, 3.7%, avg. 2002.5)
Mourvedre Blend (2.53%, avg. 2000.9)
Port Blend (2.53%,. 1994.7)
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (2.22%, avg. 2002.3)
Champagne Blend (1.90%, avg. 1999.0)
and a bunch under 1%
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Howard » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:10 pm

We just moved, my wines have been in boxes for 6 months and I've been taking whatever I could find to drink. My "cellar" (actually closet) doors are being installed as we speak and the cooling/humidifying unit will be installed later this week. I'm not sure when the shelves arrive. When all that happens, I'll take inventory and start again.

Meantime, think I'll go pull a bottle for dinner tonight. :wink:
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Randy Buckner » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:11 pm

Riesling (15.82%,avg. 2002.9) ..which is quite surprising to me.


Mine came out 15.34% itself, but my number one is Red Rhone Blend 21.92%. CT is a very handy tool.
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Randy Buckner » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:13 pm

California 57%


You've been listening to Verne too much, Carl. Tobin James rides again.... :twisted:
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Re: So how does your cellar break down?

Postby Marc D » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:23 pm

Ok, I'll play. CT makes this very easy.

France 54% (19% Loire, 15% Burgundy, 10% Bordeaux, 5% Rhone)

USA 16% (7% WA, 5% California, 4% OR)

Italy 11% (7% Piedmont, 2% Tuscany)

Germany 10% (8% MSR, 1% Nahe)

Australia 3%

Austria 2%

Spain 2%

Portugal and Canada less than 1% each

New Zealand 1%


With my current buying habits, France, Italy, Germany and to a lesser extent Austria will expand. WA and California will shrink. Spain and Oregon will stay about the same as I seem to replace what I drink with new purchases.

Looking at my cellar, I need to buy more Champagne. I thought I had more cellared.
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