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You know you're obsessed with wine when


#82

… when you look at people’s recycling boxes on the way to the train station, to see what they’ve been drinking, and whether any inspiration can be found there… :thinking:


#83

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This is one I see often, no inspiration yet though…


#84

Before I knew a close friend and fellow wine geek, I used to see some very good bottles in the village bottle bank. Now I know who put them there. Wine can bring people together. (although it was mainly our daughters being besties).


#85

I do try a surreptitious glance in recycling boxes on bin day, in the hope that I might make a Wine Buddy in the neighbourhood.

[knock knock]

Er, hello…?

Hi, er, I, um, was just on my way somewhere and, uh, I couldn’t help but notice the … … emptybottleof96LangoaBarton … in your recycling, and just wondered if you might want to BE MY FRIEND PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEASE.


#86

the bin men once commented “good party” at my recycling box…hadn’t the heart to tell him it was just a couple of weeks “internal” consumption whilst revising for WSET exams


#87

I had this exchange with my 7-year-old recently. During his bedtime reading he came across a word he was finding tricky – patience.

“Give it a try, spell it out”

“Patent?”

“Nearly, try again – Daddy has lots of this….”

“WINE!”


#88

When predictive text assumes you’re about to write ‘Beaucastel’ whenever you try and type ‘beautiful’.


#89

Surely it’s the same thing …? Right ?? :rofl:


#90

This morning at 11am the carpark was full. Mind you the big puddel had gonetoo.


#91

You know you’re obsessed with wine (or maybe just need to get out more) when you’ve been on this community site every day for a year :pensive:


#92

At last… someone else, too


#93

When you investigate cost of replacing the shower with a bath because you can drink far more unadulterated wine in a bath…


#94

When you set off for France knowing exactly how many bottles of wine the boot of your car will hold on the return journey


#95

This is the real reason I go to France in a mobile home…


#96

Reading back through this thread is very reassuring.


#97

It’s like an AA group meeting in reverse! :+1:


#98

And guesstimating how many you can make the kids keep on their knees :rofl::rofl:


#99

Not many on their knees - that’s where the suitcases will be :wink:


#100

their suitcases will be with them on the train when you have over purchased…that direct line from Bordeaux to Paris is very handy !

ps - 112 is the answer


#101

Or on further trips afield knowing down to the millilitre how much wine, sparkling wine & spirits you can legally bring back…that’s not to say also perfecting your poker face for walking through the nothing to declare aisle…:grin:

It does help to return to the same place every year too. As packing becomes based on bottle protection rather than what clothing return!