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How many bottles do you have at home?


#21

243… more on the way after Bordeaux tasting. Keep promising to stop buying but if it’s there…


#22

Around 250 - Eurocave is absolutely rammed plus 36 in everyday wine rack. Having to put any purchases into reserves.


#23

After a quick count, the real answer is approx. 184 plus enough in Reserves to keep me in delicious wines for much of the next 5 - 7 years; this is my Brexit buffer so that I can happily ignore currency devaluation and economic uncertainties… Can’t see good wine becoming any cheaper to buy over the next 10 years


#24

… and 30 more bottles on their way to arrive this month, mostly from storage…


#25

About 600 - I too, only track bottles that have potential to age so some everyday, quick-grab, quaffers aren’t listed

Have some others in reserves


#26

About 150 at home and 400 in reserves inc some EP still to arrive. Mostly French with a few Italian. It’s hard to stop buying! :blush:


#27

30 at home, total reserves 214 and 87 pending EP deliveries, of which a shocking amount is 2016 Rhone from TWS, Cru, Armit and L&W.


#28

Around 40% of them, with the rest in bond or lying abroad… the more I buy though, the lower that figure drops. :scream:


#29

Not enough !! 4 in fact…
12 TWS arriving tomorrow,
15 TWS arriving next week


#30

162 in the cabinets, plus about 30 to drink in the rack/wine cooler, about 8 cases from this year’s EP offers and another 12 coming from TWS next week. Oh and 6 on the way from a chateau in st.emilion.

The problem is I only started collecting last summer when on holiday in right bank Bordeaux - if I carry on at this rate I’m going to have to move house soon!


#31

I think @NickP seems to have cracked it - everyone seems to have more wine than they have storage for - think I should invent an expanding fridge much like those suit cases to get an extra 6 bottles in when needed :smiley:

Looks like if I am going to have around 200 at home I guess I need to buy a 300 bottle wine fridge :smiley:


#32

Hm and the balance is continually changing (in my head!) as well.

Too many wines, but not enough “every day” bottles. Or so many many “special” wines but not the one I want right now. Or so many every day bottles, not enough of them red. Or lots of whites, but too much Chardonnay.

I reckon I must have about 70 around the flat at the moment (including all of the above). My current view is that I need a few more bottles of Society label reds to have on hand for the odd weeknight bottle. I’m sure this view will change dramatically next time I pick up some fish to cook.

I believe there is a similar affliction for those who are into clothes, best summised by the phrase: But I don’t have a THING to wear!


#33

I agree with that, usually when matching with food, its like: Hmm need a red to match with this dish, hmm maybe not that one, how about…nope not that one either sigh I guess I will just HAVE to open this one. :smiley:


#34

We have about 80 bottles at home and 100 in our French apartment. I have 2-3 boxes of every day wines which we replace ad hoc so this could run down to just 6 bottles before we reorder. There are 2-3 boxes of wine maturing which we will open in a year or two. I find though you can get a glut of mature wine that needs drinking if you forget about it (I don’t use a tracker just have a browse from time to time).

In France we buy a box on traveling out usually of good wine 1-2 years old and keep it 2-3 years before drinking. Problem is drinking the wine at a steady rate as it can suddenly run out if we have 8 of us staying for a week or so and the maturing system no longer works!

In the end we have enough and the only worry is living long enough to consume it but perhaps not a bad inheritance. On our own it will take about a year of consumption (drinking every day) to consume all our wine but somehow it disappears much quicker usually when our kids at home with their friends and were out!


#35

Currently around 100 at home and 200 in reserves, plus about 40 or so bottles pending from EP orders.

I certainly need to fill up the cabinet at home though in the near future - it’s becoming far too easy to find what I’m looking for! But do I fill from my reserves or from TWS Christmas offers and the fine & rare sale at the showroom next week??..

I also regularly suffer from @danchaq syndrome. :joy:


#36

Update 20 now
15 due Friday


#37

Far too many !
The wine fridge has a nominal capacity of 500, but some judicious bulk stacking probably adds 20% and blocks access to half a dozen racks.


Plus reserves and long on 2016 Rhone mainly TWS.
Oh, and off to Alsace tasting as we speak. Only have 5/6 Alsace bottles, so bound to add a few more tonight.


#38

Looks great storage @Kent_wino, . It really cheers me up that I’m not the most untidy collector:grinning:


#39

To be fair, it does look a little better now compared to earlier this year when the picture was taken. But my advice to anyone buying a wine storage unit of whatever size, buy judiciously and don’t try to fill it quickly.


#40

This reminds me of a previous house we had with a garage which housed four Eurocaves which was termed Stonehenge by one of my friends.