David M. Bueker wrote:The thing that really concerns me is that since Laura does not generally drink much (or any if I am having a red) I don't finish wines in one night. Older wines tend to fade quickly, so I may end up wasting a lot of wine. Not good.
Jenise wrote:In the meantime, I still feel that none of my wines are ready to drink.
David M. Bueker wrote:So maybe the big crisis is in 2015.
David M. Bueker wrote:With a big, fat bell curve centered around 2001 (tails on each side that are 3 years long), it would seem that about 2011 or 2012 I am going to need to have some hellacious parties.
Ian Sutton wrote:A very interesting topic and it's amazing how many people buy without the foresight of when it will be ready. It's quite easy to work out how many bottles you get through in a year - it's also quite easy to estimate the average "cellaring life" of your collection and hence not just where you need to bring balance in, but also work out an "ideal" cellar size. It seems most wine fanatics ideal cellar size is infinite though!
We have just over 200 bottles (actually a little less due to some of these being halves), which may rise just short of 250 if we got lucky/unlucky at a recent auction. At a current rate of between a bottle and three bottles a week (averaging maybe a bottle and a half), this gives us c. 3-4 years drinking without buying any more (like that's going to happen ).
During peak offline months
Rahsaan wrote:During peak offline months
Interesting. Which months are those?
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