Bob Ross wrote:Herewith and subject to that rather unsupportable definition is a "typical" cellar:
Brian K Miller wrote:Given the number of topics and tasting notes, I'm surprised that the German ratio is not higher. Or maybe it's just because my eye and my mind skips over the "complicated" German and Austrian names
Bob Ross wrote:I wonder, though, Randy -- it does represent the "mix" in a number of different cellars.
If you lump a large collection, say 2000 bottles, with 9 other collections of say 100 to 200 bottles each, the larger collection will represent the tastes of only one person, but will have a very significant effect on the "average" collection of all ten members of the group.
The published averages may be more representative of what folks are collecting, and by comparing variations between cellars, indicate what distributions are "typical" or "atypical" of the different collectors as compared with the "average" collection. I was surprised to see that my collection is very close to the "typical" collection; in fact only one other collection is more "typical" -- and that by an almost insignificant amount.
If folks would like to Private Message me the number of bottles in their collections -- on a strictly confidential basis of course -- I'd be glad to run the numbers and see if they are significantly different. Now that the spread sheet is set up, it's very easy to do so.