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Hello everyone,

I wanted to introduce myself since I'm new to this forum.

I'm from Kelowna, British Columbia, and I've spent a number of years drinking local wines. However, I never really spent the time to learn to really appreciate the nuances of the wines, etc.

I've recently become interested in learning more about wine tasting, collecting, and most importantly, trying all the wines that the rest of the world has to offer.

I'm looking at focusing on French, Italian, and Californian reds. Most of my purchases thus far have been recent (2010) Bordeaux, as well as Rhone, and Napa Cabs.

I recently purchased a 142 bottle Vinotemp wine cooler, but I'm formulating plans in my head for building a cellar in my basement.

I've learned a lot so far lurking through this forum, and as my knowledge grows, I hope to add to it myself.

Cheers.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Welcome, smitty, and remember the cardinal rule of wine storage- whatever space you have for wine storage will be too small.


I can't echo this sentiment enough. My wife and I are building a house simply to have a larger wine cellar.
Both good pieces of advice: overcompensate on the storage, and have fun exploring.

I didn't think I'd ever fill my 240 bottle fridge. It took less than 2 months, and now it's crammed full and I have an overflow of 6 or 7 cases.

The growth is partially due to my expanding tastes. I started with Burgundy - my first and still greatest love - but my fridge is now a veritable league of nations. Most recently, I've begun to explore the pleasures of Spain.
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Originally posted by smittyscook:
Hello everyone,

I wanted to introduce myself since I'm new to this forum.

I'm from Kelowna, British Columbia, and I've spent a number of years drinking local wines. However, I never really spent the time to learn to really appreciate the nuances of the wines, etc.

I've recently become interested in learning more about wine tasting, collecting, and most importantly, trying all the wines that the rest of the world has to offer.

I'm looking at focusing on French, Italian, and Californian reds. Most of my purchases thus far have been recent (2010) Bordeaux, as well as Rhone, and Napa Cabs.

I recently purchased a 142 bottle Vinotemp wine cooler, but I'm formulating plans in my head for building a cellar in my basement.

I've learned a lot so far lurking through this forum, and as my knowledge grows, I hope to add to it myself.

Cheers.

Welcome. Don't neglect the fantastic wines just a few hours due South of you!
Welcome . . . I applaud the partial focus on Napa reds! That remains my go-to passion, but have benefited from the generosity of other forumites and have started to look into and appreciate a broader array of (mostly red) offerings from around the world
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Originally posted by wineimages.com:
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Originally posted by tfland111:
My wife and I are building a house simply to have a larger wine cellar.


The best reason for wanting a new house I´ve heard in the last months.


Absolutely. That's why my live-in cellar idea is gaining some steam with the Mrs. explode

Welcome, smittyscook!
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Originally posted by SD-Wineaux:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
Absolutely. That's why my live-in cellar idea is gaining some steam with the Mrs. explode

Was that graphic representing summers in Murrieta? A live-in cellar could seem like a mighty nice concept then! Smile


Lol! Sounds about right! We hit triple digits today, but still paled in comparison to Palm Desert's 115F...ouch.

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