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What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/2/2024 4:37:14 PM   
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Well, with our impending return of winter I decided to bring back inside my stone Gargoyle and place it in it's proper place, which is on top of my Eurocave (next to the bats hanging from the ceiling). It protects my Eurocave from evil spirits or something similar(Cranburgundy).

It just had me thinking that others might have some silly decorations or junk that just somehow seems at home amongst the booze. I probably have some strange wine as well.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/2/2024 7:42:28 PM   
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Karl, this BEGS a picture. Please!


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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/2/2024 11:17:30 PM   
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I've got a couple glass jars of peaches canned by my grandmother. Why? I have no idea

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/3/2024 12:16:20 AM   
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Sometime we have kimchi or sauerkraut aging in the cellar. We also have had a couple types of milk liquor aging in their as well.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/3/2024 3:55:31 AM   
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I don't even remember how to post a picture anymore.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/3/2024 10:16:12 AM   
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Does a sump pump count?

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/3/2024 10:26:49 AM   
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I guess mine would be a sign that's a reproduction of this image, printed on some plasticky material at the local office supply chain print shop.



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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/3/2024 8:17:35 PM   
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It protects my Eurocave from evil spirits or something similar(Cranburgundy).



Hey now, gargoyles are friendly to hybrids like myself.

My wife has a small cabinet in the cellar with pie filling (cherry and pumpkin). She doesn’t remember it’s there so I open a can on a rare occasion and have at it with a big spoon.

I also have a pretty large seashell collection down there also.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/3/2024 9:46:07 PM   
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Has nothing to do with my cellar but reminded me of one of the strangest things I have ever done in my life and since I am happy and drunk ( Monterrey won against Messi Miami 2-1 today) well here it goes.

So, a few years ago I was flying in my airplane from McAllen Texas to Monterrey. Every time we fly to USA when we return we go thru customs as many other countries do. The problem is that customs had become a HUGE problem in the private terminal and the government officials became quite hostile and very unfriendly. We had to put in the x rays even the wine bottles, beer , and food for the dog. Yes, even that. We were all protesting and well...government in Mexico is kind of absurd in some ways.

Ok....soooo, since we had to put everything in the x ray thing and walk about 100 meters from where you park the plane and then go to customs and all that , well so I ordered to my office in McAllen an inflatable doll, those that are well....lets say "sexy". I invited a marsupial to come with me to McAllen and when we came back I inflated the doll as soon as we landed with a battery inflator. We turned the engine off and got of the plane with the real size doll walking toward customs and immigration. I put the doll into the x ray machine with the eyes of many government officials looking in disbelief what they were watching.

This was the first time ( and last ) that I saw them with a grin on their face and can only imagine what happened after we left carrying that doll again to the plane to go to the hangar.

This was maybe 6 or 7 years ago and many remember this prank as the best they have ever heard or witnessed in the Aeropuerto del norte .

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/4/2024 6:15:11 AM   
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Gustave Dore, (French, b. Strasbourg 1832- d. Paris 1873) The Vintage in France, published in The Illustrated London News, November 22, 1856; wood engraving on newsprint.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/4/2024 6:32:47 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: khmark7

It protects my Eurocave from evil spirits or something similar(Cranburgundy).



I also have a pretty large seashell collection down there also.




Don't forget the coconuts.



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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/5/2024 8:51:10 AM   
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Mere de vinaigre gifted to me by my now 98 year old retired wine merchant in the 1970s from a starter grown by his dregs collecting vinegar making neighbor - 54 years tended by me add 10 -20 years for neighbor. My attempted gifts are routinely rejected. Over time, the "mother" becomes a large blob resembling a liver. When I require a transplant, hoping for DNA research will fulfill its mission.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/5/2024 11:03:31 AM   
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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/8/2024 4:13:42 AM   
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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/8/2024 4:43:35 AM   
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When I married Bob he had this small metal frog sculpture mounted on a wood block that he bought at a Renaissance fair. It's a brillian little piece but not the kind of thing I like for household decor, so when it became detached from it's wood block I drilled a hole in the wood that makes our cellar stackers and stuck him in sideways between Washington Cabs and Italy, where he has happily guarded over our cellar since. On one wall is a framed wine label from the bottle of white burgundy we shared at a 1986 dinner at Yves St. Laurent's Paris restaurant. The somm removed and preserved it for us, unasked. Fitting, as it's THE wine that shocked me into realizing that there's a very interesting world beyond cheap California chardonnay. On the same wall is a sign that reads Keep Calm and Drink Wine and below that hangs a coffee mug with Wine Queen on it, both long-ago gifts. Hanging from the neck of a bottle over in the Bordeaux section is piece of Seahawks merch--a silver beaded necklace with a giant '12' hanging from it. I have NO idea where I got that or why I kept it, but there it is.

Foodwise there's a whole Spanish ham leg in there that I've had for about two years. This weekend it meets its fate.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/8/2024 10:05:58 AM   
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I've been given a bunch of ancient wine-cellar stuff by my brother in law (an antique vendor in Belgium). In many cases it it just not clear what you do with these things...

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/9/2024 10:47:12 AM   
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A 3-pack of 24oz Coors Light. I did a favor for a customer of mine and he said he’ll buy me some beer. He asked what I liked and I said “Surprise me.”
Well…

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/9/2024 11:56:12 AM   
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A 3-pack of 24oz Coors Light. I did a favor for a customer of mine and he said he’ll buy me some beer. He asked what I liked and I said “Surprise me.”
Well…


Sounds like he surprised you.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/9/2024 1:05:36 PM   
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quote:

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A 3-pack of 24oz Coors Light. I did a favor for a customer of mine and he said he’ll buy me some beer. He asked what I liked and I said “Surprise me.”
Well…


Sounds like he surprised you.


Uh, yeah!

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/9/2024 6:47:37 PM   
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Anti-Cran Gargoyle


He's cute!

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/10/2024 2:06:22 AM   
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I guess mine would be a sign that's a reproduction of this image, printed on some plasticky material at the local office supply chain print shop.



Clearly whoever had that sign made didn't have any Madeira, which should be kept standing up.

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RE: What's the strangest item in your cellar? - 4/12/2024 6:45:08 PM   
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does a drywall lift count?

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