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I'm resolved to try 2 bottles of Alsatian wine each month.


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
- Milton
 
Posts: 3432 | Location: NW Suburbs of Chicago | Registered: Aug 16, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Buy as little from the LCBO stores as possible.
Classics, auction and importers is my new mantra

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I don't do New Year's resolutions..... Nothing wrong with them, I just find that I don't need to have one day of the year to start mine.

PH
 
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I don't do New Year's resolutions..... Nothing wrong with them, I just find that I don't need to have one day of the year to start mine.

PH

+1 and very well said, PH Wink
 
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+1 to DaveCanada and PurpleHaze

I don't need a day to start it, but I want to buy more from the US (as opposed to the LCBO) going forward and drink more dry, still whites (I drink lots of sweet and bubbly ones as it is)


Looking forward to those mags of '08 Salon.
 
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I don't need a day to start it, but I want to buy more from the US ...

Drink less, Drink better = Buy 'special wines' in the States Wink
 
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As always, I resolve to buy less wine this year (100 bottles max).

I've made the same resolution the last several years, and each year I've failed miserably. But this is the year I hold it. Yeah, that's the ticket! Smile
 
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I'm resolved to try 2 bottles of Alsatian wine each month.

Because w/out the publicly stated determination to do so, who would buy as many as 2 each year? Every time I try one, I'm more firmly convinced that I never need to buy one.

Big Grin


"The best part is how he said the ENGLISH language. Fine irony. Use American next time."
 
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Buy more half bottles
 
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fill in all the empty spaces downstairs that used to have wine in them.
 
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Trade and drink more wine with my brother.
 
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Like PurpleHaze, KSC02 and Rob_S, I've broken too many New year's resolutions to make 'em any more Big Grin
That sed, 'goals' are for 3 trips to France, and to develop a relationship with an importer.
 
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To delete more email offers


Just one more sip.
 
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Convince well-meaning but non-wino friends to stop giftimg me wines or wine-related items. Wink
 
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Attend an offline in the GTA. Smile
 
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To delete more email offers
+1 Smile. Few things I need to do: (1)Drink more high quality dry whites.(2) Drink more Champagne.(3) Most importantly, get to know and share more wine with other forumites I've yet to meet.
 
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Be under 200 bottles on hand by next X-mas:

- buy less
- reduce consumption (weekdays)
- reduce mailing list

Not have to move 425 bottles in the spring of 2014 like I did in the Summer 2011.


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Buy less. Drink less. Focus on 2009 Bordeaux in the under $35 price point. Formulate an exit strategy from collecting. I'll be needing a new hobby/obsession.


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Buying less wine.
 
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Pass at least 1 wine exam this year. Hopefully the Certified Somm exam.


Ἐν οἴνῳ ἀλήθεια
En Vino Veritas
 
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Pass at least 1 wine exam this year. Hopefully the Certified Somm exam.


Good luck.
 
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Increasing the average per bottle value of my collection without ramping up my spending, mainly by drinking as much dross as possible and laying down fewer but better wines in replacement.

Roughly 80% of the bottles I plan to open in 2013 will come from the bottom quarter ($-wise) of my collection.
 
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
+1 to DaveCanada and PurpleHaze

I don't need a day to start it, but I want to buy more from the US (as opposed to the LCBO) going forward and drink more dry, still whites (I drink lots of sweet and bubbly ones as it is)


+1 on above, with more dry still whites, (more varietals and regions).
 
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I don’t do resolutions either, but I do have wine goals for 2013 and it’s mainly getting more familiar with Burgundy. I have a couple of burgundy books in the queue and I’ll focus a good part of my wine budget on 2010 Burgundy which based on the wines I have tried I much prefer to 2009. I’ll also try to back fill some older vintages as well.
 
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