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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 10/13/2015 2:31:47 PM   
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My bottle count more than doubled this year since I decided to start acquiring Bordeaux at Total Wine.
The new 120 bottle rack was filled as soon as I installed it.
Holding steady below 150 for the time being.

I've started cutting pieces for a second rack to hold 105 bottles.
This time it will be fully enclosed in glass, with my new design temperature control.
I'm planning to keep it upstairs if Mary will allow it.

In order to properly test the cooling system I'll need to add another hundred bottles to my collection.
Wondering if I can write the wine off as a business expense since the rack is a prototype for my new (so far only imagined) product line.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 10/13/2015 4:51:47 PM   
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We have some wines that we bought just a couple of years ago that we have outgrown, thinks like Shatter and D66. I took a bottle of each to a friend recently who loves Dave's wines. I know they would just sit in our cellar otherwise so I would rather see him enjoy them. We have some Linne Calodo sitting around that I need to move. Just too big and ripe for us now.

I am hoping I can fight off the bad influences of certain people here and not get more into burgundy than I would like to. OR Pinot is so much more affordable.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 10/18/2015 8:03:07 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Hollowine

I've seen it coming for some time...like a cop in the rearview mirror approaching from a distance. Not sure whether to feel dread or relief that it has passed me by now...

Just crossed the 2000 bottle count.




In similar fashion, I hit another inevitable milestone today: 2500 bottles consumed. My honor was a 2010 Huet Sec Le Mont.

I expect some recognition from the wine deities

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 10/18/2015 8:14:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fingers


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hollowine

I've seen it coming for some time...like a cop in the rearview mirror approaching from a distance. Not sure whether to feel dread or relief that it has passed me by now...

Just crossed the 2000 bottle count.




In similar fashion, I hit another inevitable milestone today: 2500 bottles consumed. My honor was a 2010 Huet Sec Le Mont.

I expect some recognition from the wine deities


Just spoke with Bacchus. He says, "Kudos!"

(Why would a Roman God be speaking Greek, you ask? Hey, Gods move in mysterious ways...)


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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 10/18/2015 9:03:58 AM   
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I was expecting drycab! But Bacchus' endorsement is good enough.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 10/19/2015 10:40:53 AM   
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I can readily agree with the "700-900 bottle count sweet spot". We've been at the 700 level for about a year, and current drinking habits put our yearly consumption between 140-150 bottles. Buying 12-18 bottles a month keeps things level and having continually bought wine over the past 10 years gives us the ability to see wines evolve into and through their drinking windows. While we do have a few dozen "showcase" bottles tucked away for safe keeping, we've always felt wine was something to share and enjoy. With us buying '11, '12 and '13s right now, it's nice to know we have plenty '05, '06, and '07s to open and enjoy.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/21/2015 5:33:15 PM   
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Ack! Just got back from a Garagiste/Full Pull pickup run and cellar has hit 2500 on the dot. Joining the moratorium is probably called for. Need to open a bottle ASAP to get back to 2499...

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/21/2015 7:29:26 PM   
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I wish to know my cellar count too.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 4:55:47 AM   
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Just passed 3000 purchased, am a bit short of 2000 consumed (does that mean gulped, guzzled or imbibed?), and always skirting 1000 in the cellars. Funny how these numbers suggest a miscreant lifestyle to some and a slacker, hurry the feck up to others. Ah, these moments of our lives.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 5:17:39 AM   
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Last year I hit the 1000 mark and I told myself in 2015 I would consume more than I purchase. Now I am up another 200 wines and have wine in my garage again. . I haven't even bought the 2010 Brunellos I want to put away!

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 6:33:00 AM   
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Pre-CT I was steady in the 144-160 bottle range. Since signing up I have shown steady growth to the 350-375 range. At my current pace I will have a 500 bottle cellar in 2017. That feels right, although 150 and 200 and 250 and 300 and 350 all felt right too.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 7:40:25 AM   
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We're cellar count twins, you maybe progressing a little faster than me. 400 bottles does look like a lot. I don't have anxiety about needing more, but they still just keep coming!

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 7:56:35 AM   
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Ahhh....hankj and locke... I surged ahead of you with about 250 deliveries this year. and I am pushing 600. :otera;;u birstomg at tje seams and with no place to store some wines that should be stored better. Sooo....I am deep in Moratorim.

So I have a new motto!

"Drinking my way back into cellar balance!" ---- or should it be "cellar sanity!"

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 12:20:09 PM   
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I'm over 900 and don't want to bust that next layer. I need to start pulling Botdeaux's petit Chateau and stuff from 2004, and any 2001 and most of 2003.

Need to viciously attack that WA state rack as a good chunk of Bordeaux has been migrating there and to the Rhone racking. Italy is fending for itself and hasn't been doing well. The Rhine, WA and Itslky have had multiple bottles moved to the "safe to drink racking," which is getting filled with white that aren't Riesling and a Spanish base.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 6:55:27 PM   
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Ugg. I have been looking at the home page wrong and didn't realize the "in my cellar" count didn't include the "pending delivery" because when you click on the "in my cellar" link it shows both the pending and in house bottles. So I am staring at the 1400 milestone in a mere 5 more bottles...

I thought I was close to my target of 1200.
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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 7:11:34 PM   
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Tis the season... drink up bub!

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 7:15:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mclancy10006

Ugg. I have been looking at the home page wrong and didn't realize the "in my cellar" count didn't include the "pending delivery" because when you click on the "in my cellar" link it shows both the pending and in house bottles. So I am staring at the 1400 milestone in a mere 5 more bottles...

I thought I was close to my target of 1200.
-M




Uh, like you, uh have been on CT for like eight years. How did you just now figure that out?!?

The "uh"s and "like"s added for theatrical content.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/22/2015 7:20:22 PM   
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I just hit 702 and may hit 706 by the end of the night.

Dr C, stop this crazy thing.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 11/23/2015 12:11:22 PM   
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My cellar capacity is around 750 and the current count is just north of 720. What I find interesting is the annual consumption numbers I find when I look at "Consumed Bottles" then summarized by "Time". This breaks out consumption yearly/quarterly/monthly. I've been on CT for 10 years and the first 5 years I consumed an average 100 bottles a year, and the last five years its increased to 150 bottles a year. I can only assume I'm thirstier? more thirsty? (grammer experts please), and my consumption has matched my purchasing habits, as my bottle count has leveled off.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/7/2015 9:57:08 PM   
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After i hit 300 it was easy to get to 325, then 350 and now 375.

The next milestone im working on is 350, then 325.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/8/2015 6:42:47 AM   
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In the last week we quite comfortably burst through the 2k ceiling. Why slowly creep over the edge when you power through with a big purchase?


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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/8/2015 8:55:32 AM   
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I keep trying to convince my wife of this very thing!!! Powering through milestones with gusto.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/8/2015 1:38:11 PM   
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I crossed the 500 bottle threshold this fall, remarkably around the same time as my CT account renewal..doh!

I thought I was going to cut back this year, but I went the exact opposite by buying way more than i normally do and this time without Damn Paul's help. I can only imagine how much worse it would have been..whew dodged that bullet, thanks TABC.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/8/2015 5:34:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ccotton8

I crossed the 500 bottle threshold this fall, remarkably around the same time as my CT account renewal..doh!

I thought I was going to cut back this year, but I went the exact opposite by buying way more than i normally do and this time without Damn Paul's help. I can only imagine how much worse it would have been..whew dodged that bullet, thanks TABC.

Ditto!

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/8/2015 7:13:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wine247365


quote:

ORIGINAL: ccotton8

I crossed the 500 bottle threshold this fall, remarkably around the same time as my CT account renewal..doh!

I thought I was going to cut back this year, but I went the exact opposite by buying way more than i normally do and this time without Damn Paul's help. I can only imagine how much worse it would have been..whew dodged that bullet, thanks TABC.

Ditto!


That makes three of us! But I won't be over 500 for long! My membership in Moratorium is working! The count is declining!

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/10/2015 11:50:46 PM   
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Thought I was at 450, but after a brief, incomplete inventory, I found out I only had 437 bottles... I suck at this...

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/11/2015 8:52:12 AM   
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I'm getting close to 500 on the down slope.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/11/2015 11:06:47 AM   
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Just dropped below 1000 for the first time in ~5 years. All in anticipation of a move, trying to drink the cellar down!

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/12/2015 10:24:39 AM   
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ORIGINAL: ksmith

Just dropped below 1000 for the first time in ~5 years. All in anticipation of a move, trying to drink the cellar down!

I would hate to move 1000 bottles.

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RE: Cellar Count Milestones - 12/12/2015 12:36:53 PM   
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We have not been below 1,000 bottles since 2005. Hovering around 1,500 but keeping the pipeline in shape as we drink a good number of mature wines with long drinking windows along with daily drinkers and other wines that do not benefit from a longer time in the cellar.

I think an individuals preferred cellar size is dictated in large part by the drinking windows of the wines they cellar and enjoy (drink a lot of Beaujolais Nouveau - small cellar, a lot of Bordeaux, Barolo etc. large cellar) Add in a person's age, yearly consumption and a few other things and we could estimate the perfect cellar size. Sounds like a topic for another thread!

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