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Still pretty much the same.

1. California


You could have knocked me over with a feather. Razz


I know, I know! But until DnVsMom's portfolio includes wines from France, and more than Gabbiano and Campanile from Italy, things aren't going to change. Wink


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Still pretty much the same.

1. California


You could have knocked me over with a feather. Razz


I know, I know! But until DnVsMom's portfolio includes wines from France, and more than Gabbiano and Campanile from Italy, things aren't going to change. Wink



I know two headhunters that only work with 25K+ per month clients.

May I have them contact your better half? I will bend over backwards to help you out of this dilemma. Smile
 
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Tuscany - 60%
 
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Tuscany - 60%


Estimator: Tuscany - 60%... that is, about 60%. How fitting! Big Grin Wink


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Top 5

Bordeaux 45.41%
British Columbia 12.76%
California 10.20%
Rhône 9.18%
Mendoza 5.61%
 
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
Still pretty much the same.

1. California


You could have knocked me over with a feather. Razz


I know, I know! But until DnVsMom's portfolio includes wines from France, and more than Gabbiano and Campanile from Italy, things aren't going to change. Wink



I know two headhunters that only work with 25K+ per month clients.

May I have them contact your better half? I will bend over backwards to help you out of this dilemma. Smile


That is very interesting. They have anything for a poor high school teacher?


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Added some Gigondas and Lirac to my already overflowing Cdp collection.
 
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I know two headhunters that only work with 25K+ per month clients.

May I have them contact your better half? I will bend over backwards to help you out of this dilemma. Smile



That is very interesting. They have anything for a poor high school teacher?[/QUOTE]



Not if I share with them what you drink. Razz
 
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Big Grin


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Mine is easily California, with about 53% followed by France (Rhone 11% and Bordeaux 9%)


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After today, France has overtaken the United States.


"Won't someone tell me what it is they all want?"
 
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After today, France has overtaken the United States.


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I'm afraid to answer, I get enough flack around here..... Eek Big Grin

I posted this then realized that in fact my answer is the Duoro Valley. Second highest, region, on the other hand.....


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I'm afraid to answer, I get enough flack around here..... Eek Big Grin

I posted this then realized that in fact my answer is the Duoro Valley. Second highest region, on the other hand.....


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About 70% Cali (and proud of it) with FR wine the distant second...
 
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Somewhere around 80% California, with some gems out of Italy and France rounding out the last 20%.


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In an effort to make sense of all this (and to take my mind off my own B.S.), I’ve tallied the results (since the new posts in 2010) and provided some explanation. It’s a flawed poll, with varying degrees of specificity in both region/country and in percentages, but there are definite patterns.

48 forumites responded, and the breakdown of highest proportions (by country) were as follows:
France - 23
US - 17
Italy - 3
Germany - 2
Portugal - 1
Ties - 2

Of the 23 forumites with the highest proportion of their cellars hailing from France, 14 listed France as representing more than half of their cellars, and the breakdown looks like this:
Bordeaux - 15 (led by khmark7 with 62.3%)
Rhone - 4 (WEc at 35.73% and aphilla at 35%)
Burgundy - 3 (topped by purpleteeth at 26%)
Loire - 1 (sydthesquid)

Of the 17 forumites whose cellars are best represented by domestic wines, 6 listed California as representing over 70% of their cellars, and the breakdown looks like this:

California - 15 (topped by AZwineRyan at ~80%)
Washington - 1 (BRR at 45.7%)
New York - 1 (Ed Bowers at 28.1%)

Of the remaining countries, Estimator is the most ardent of the 3 Italian collectors with 60% of his collection, ArieS is the top German representative with 40.69%, g-man’s collection is ~65% Portuguese, while spo (with exactly 12.57% each Bordeaux and Piedmont) and ElToro (29% Italian, 29% Spain, and 28% US) are paragons of balance. No one listed Chile as their #1 country, but dzitt has an impressive 16.21% of his cellar from there.

In the end, it is clear that balance/variety is not nearly as valued as focus, seeing that over half the respondents listed their cellars as being over 50% from one country. On the other hand, that may show that these folks know what they like! Big Grin


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In an effort to make sense of all this (and to take my mind off my own B.S.), I’ve tallied the results (since the new posts in 2010) and provided some explanation.

48 forumites responded, and the breakdown of highest proportions (by country) were as follows:
France - 23
US - 17
Italy - 3
Germany - 2
Portugal - 1
Ties - 2




Stickman, 48 members should be a reasonable cross-section of the Forum.

Based on your stats above, approximately 65% or 2 out of 3 say something other than the U.S. represents the largest percentage of their cellar.

There was a time on this forum I'm guessing just the opposite would have been the case, and I think the current trend will continue.
 
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My breakdown has changed dramatically since I started collecting in the late 1970s. Bordeaux was the dominant group with Burgundy next, then the the US.

About a year and a half ago, due to the ridiculous prices of the best Bordeaux and Burgundy, the US took over top position. Though I still have a high proportion of Bordeaux, that percentage will continue to shrink as I open and don't replace them.

As far as red Burgundy goes, I don't have a desire to drink 90 point wines and the 93+ wines carry price tages I'm unwilling to pay.


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I can never envision France not being 65%+ of my cellar. The wines from Champagne, Loire, Alsace, Rhone and Languedoc alone make up 30%+ of my cellar I'm guessing, even without my beloved Burgundy and Bordeaux.

I hear you about the crazy pricing in Bordeaux and Burgundy, but I still find slews of excellent white Burgundy wines at fair prices as well as white Bordeaux. As for red Burgundy and Bordeaux, it takes a lot more effort than 20+ years ago for me, but I do still find excellent wines at what I consider fair prices.

What has been growing in my cellar the last 5-10 years are wines from Spain, Languedoc, Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia and Oregon. It seems Piemonte and Tuscany are holding about the same.

I guess I could jump to cellartracker to take the guesswork out of this, but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Smile
 
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I guess I could jump to cellartracker to take the guesswork out of this, but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Smile

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...I still find slews of excellent white Burgundy wines at fair prices as well as white Bordeaux...

Some excellent quality available for fair pricing indeed. Excellent.
 
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Same applies here! I think Bordeaux and Burgundy have already lost their position on the North American Wine Lists, and are slowly losing the interest of wine collectors, and not only because of egregious pricing techniques, but also because so much better wines are being produced throughout the World today!

I have dropped Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Italy completely, while concentrating on mailing list wines from California, Oregon, and Washington. However, my wine purchases are down about 75/80%, but my Bordeaux is still around 40/50%!
 
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As far as red Burgundy goes, I don't have a desire to drink 90 point wines and the 93+ wines carry price tages I'm unwilling to pay.

An excellent summation for this area, IMO. Well said.
 
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I guess I could jump to cellartracker to take the guesswork out of this, but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Smile

Resistance to change is a sure sign of aging... Razz



Just too damn much work with two off-site cellars. I have thought about just adding the wine from my home cellar, or just adding what I buy.

I refuse to let any of my numerous hobbies become work!
 
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