Anyone else on a 'wine buying freeze' but me?

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Post  Nancy Dolce on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:51 am

Not what our winemaker friends want to hear! I'm on a slow down because my storage has hit its limits. Must consume faster I guess.

I also need to broaden out to other areas and fill the holes when it comes to European wines.
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Nancy is here! Yeehaw!

Post  Bob Wood on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:56 am

Thanks for joining us, Nancy! Most of the cool kids are here.
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Post  P. Davis on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:08 pm

I'm with you Todd. I'm broker than broke and who knows what will happen with this economy. No wine buying for me. Crying or Very sad

And I just got notice that the Aubert allocation is coming in 2 weeks.
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Post  L e o F r o k i c on Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:57 pm

I can proudly say that I haven't bought a single bottle this year......

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Post  Zachary L A N G on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:43 pm

I can proudly say that I drank a bunch of Leo's wine this year!!!!!
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Re: Anyone else on a 'wine buying freeze' but me?

Post  Nancy Dolce on Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:44 pm

Bob Wood wrote:Thanks for joining us, Nancy! Most of the cool kids are here.

Gee, I always wanted to hang out with the cool crowd!
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Post  Rich K0rzenk0 on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:29 pm

Its more like a chill. I'm going with more QPR and anticipate maybe a splurge around March on more higher end bottle. Otherwise, its all about Spain, S. America and trying to round out 2004 Bordeaux.
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Post  Eric LeVine on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:23 pm

Bernie Madoff helped put me on a freeze. I am estimating a 2-year freeze on all wine purchases with the ONLY exception being SQN. With 3,500 bottles in the cellar this is a good exercise in reality anyway.
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Post  Jack Bulkin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:39 pm

Eric LeVine wrote:Bernie Madoff helped put me on a freeze. I am estimating a 2-year freeze on all wine purchases with the ONLY exception being SQN. With 3,500 bottles in the cellar this is a good exercise in reality anyway.

Eric, sorry to hear you got madoffed. Sad I have cut back on Cali, but am still buying Bords and CDP's wines you like so you know you are covered here in the desert.
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Post  Dave_Brown on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:03 am

definitely on a freeze, and selling off a lot. The economy sucks! I will be making exceptions for two bottles of Carlisle and my KB allocation, however.

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Post  Brad Swallow on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:48 am

L e o F r o k i c wrote:I can proudly say that I haven't bought a single bottle this year......

I can proudly say I haven't bought a single bottle today. Although I probably should cut back dramatically, I keep getting added to tempting lists. Betz, for example. How could I say no? Then there are the essentials like Copain next week. Can't pass that up. On the rare day when a mailer doesn't hit my inbox, there are too many other deals out there (back-filling on CDP and German and Alsatian Riesling).
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Post  Yoni Ovadia on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:51 am

Eric LeVine wrote:Bernie Madoff helped put me on a freeze. I am estimating a 2-year freeze on all wine purchases with the ONLY exception being SQN. With 3,500 bottles in the cellar this is a good exercise in reality anyway.

Wow Eric, so sorry to hear about that.

But like you said with 3500 bottles, you should be good....for 6 or 7 months...
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Post  LeahAmir on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:10 am

I haven't bought a single bottle since the start of 2009. Have plenty to drink for now and saving money for a house...

But some offers are tempting but I'm being really good! Very Happy
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Post  Otto Dobre on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:59 am

Have slowed down somewhat, there are a bunch of very appealing sales, and if they hit the right note I will go in. But for now the main reason for the freeze is the lack of storage space. I will have to either get a stand alone wine cellar of 1500 bottles and forgo half of my garage or spend the bucks and build a cellar in my family room enclave, that would only support 600 or so bottles and would cost me some $$$. Or I can sell the wine and start over...and I've seriosly considered that a number of times!

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Post  Brandon Miller on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:11 am

Yoni Ovadia wrote:
Eric LeVine wrote:Bernie Madoff helped put me on a freeze. I am estimating a 2-year freeze on all wine purchases with the ONLY exception being SQN. With 3,500 bottles in the cellar this is a good exercise in reality anyway.

Wow Eric, so sorry to hear about that.

But like you said with 3500 bottles, you should be good....for 6 or 7 months...

I'll be in Seattle in July and with Eric's open door policy I'll be there to finish the job! Very Happy
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Post  John Holdredge on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:12 pm

Prices are dropping, bargains galore everywhere, I am buying like there is no tomorrow. And drinking the same way. Forget holding these ridiculous stashes of wine- it's there to be drank, and I'm devoted to the cause.

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Post  Tony V e l e b i l on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:17 pm

I'm basically buying nothing...except a few QPR whites to have around for something to drink while cooking. Most all have been in the $10-15 range. I did pick up a couple of 05 Feraud-Brune CdR's though for $15 yesterday..
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Post  Loren Sonkin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:55 pm

I am still buying from producers whom I want to support thru mailers. As for high end wines, if I see a wine that seems like a bargain, then I will buy. Overall though, my buying is down about 67%.
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Post  Nancy Dolce on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:48 am

Eric LeVine wrote:Bernie Madoff helped put me on a freeze. I am estimating a 2-year freeze on all wine purchases with the ONLY exception being SQN. With 3,500 bottles in the cellar this is a good exercise in reality anyway.

Wow, how do you keep track of that many bottles anyway? Wink

Sorry about the Ponzi experience.
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Post  Dennis A on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:21 am

It really is hard to not buy wine. It's become a freakin disease.
I actually deleted a bunch of recent mailers as soon as they hit my inbox.
Doing good though, in cutting back.
I'm down about 30% in total bottles held since last year this time. A bit of a reality check as Eric said above.
Reality bites! bounce
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Post  Brad Swallow on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:34 am

Dennis A wrote:It's become a freakin disease.
bounce

I feel the same way. I should see a shrink.
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Post  Otto Dobre on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:53 am

Brad Swallow wrote:
Dennis A wrote:It's become a freakin disease.
bounce

I feel the same way. I should see a shrink.

Paging Drs B. H.!!!

Also keep in mind, since it's a disease, you have certain rights rabbit

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Post  Paul H. Potter on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:54 am

1 bottle so far this month. However I know I will be buying some Evesham Wood and St. Innocent next month. Still want to support producers I really enjoy and feel bring appropriate value.

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Post  Kyle S C H affer on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:52 pm

I have been on a wine buying freeze since late Dec. Was going really well until yesterday- fell off the wagon and bought a bunch.

I've noticed that every time I'm on a freeze (once or twice a year) it usually ends with me binge shopping to satisfy pent up demand. Makes me wonder if I really come out ahead at all....

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Post  Mark Pecken on Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:55 pm

Trying to stop....must be strong!!! What a Face
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