Wine Buying Moratorium

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Originally posted by g-man:
at ~ 400 bottles of port, another probably another 50 bottles of various < 80 proof liquors, I can honestly say, that I have enough alcohol in my system to light my farts on fire.


Wow, you have 399 more bottle of Port than I. Wink
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:
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Originally posted by hendersonalsorises:
I certainly get there are lots of reasons (financial, storage capacity, wife who knows too much) not to purchase but why is this almost being bandied about as something to be celebrated?
Eek

It's come to my attention that a considerable number of wives employ a "rule of thirds" when making their big ticket purchases. They put one third of their purchase on debit, one third on credit, and one third is paid in cash. So, what the husband sees on the statements is a third of the actual purchase price of whatever product or service. I'm not sure how many husbands have been clever enough (or dumb enough) to try pulling this with a wine purchase. Those who haven't, well, they face the dreaded moratorium!


just have 3 wives - problem solved!
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Originally posted by aml:
Henderson, I'm not entirely sure your analogy makes sense. The participants of this thread are not stating or conveying the message that they are not in to wine. They are simply stating that they are currently not purchasing, due to a variety of factors. It is still possible to appreciate and discuss wine without purchasing it, especially in the case of the participants in the thread, who have cellars stocked full.


AML,
I noted capacity in my post as a valid reason that's completely understandable.

It just seems strange to dedicate an entire thread to NOT buying something that you're interested in but to each her own.

I'd imagine that most people on here are certainly more than casual wine enthusiasts so of course the qty of purchases will likely be fewer and of higher quality over a period of time.

But as for a moratorium? Well, that seems a bit strong.

On a personal note, do I spend too much, purchase more wine than I need and keep putting off figuring out how I will ever drink all these bottles?

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

H
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.


Really sorry to hear about that DNVD. Hang in there. Sounds like you should open a few bottles tonight.
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Originally posted by hendersonalsorises:
But as for a moratorium? Well, that seems a bit strong.

Keep it in perspective, henderson.
This, IMHO, is a thread to aid and balance all those other threads that people keep 'promising themselves' that they've reached their limit regarding purchasing wine.

"That's it for me for this year"
"Now I must stop"
"I can't believe I couldn't resist that deal"
"I have no willpower"

etc, etc, etc, etc.

A psychological tool of sorts to aid in one's self esteem Wink
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad


Sorry to read this. Best of luck going forward.


Ditto. Frown
Sorry to hear the DVD. Good luck and I hope things end up better than before - it is amazing how many times it actually does.

I am on hiatus as we are on one income for the next couple months. Trying to hold strong. Not going cold turkey but only smaller purchases until my wife is off leave.
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Originally posted by Whitey:
Sorry to hear the DVD. Good luck and I hope things end up better than before - it is amazing how many times it actually does.

I am on hiatus as we are on one income for the next couple months. Trying to hold strong. Not going cold turkey but only smaller purchases until my wife is off leave.


WIMP! Where did you go to college?

Sorry, I forgot... that 5-7 team last year. Razz
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.
Sorry to hear it. Damn...
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.
Sorry to hear it. Damn...


GA, I'm hoping she lands with Chapoutier! Big Grin
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.


What labels are under Treasury Wine Estates?

Best wishes to your better half getting the upper hand soon.
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.


Sorry to hear... but I'm betting the best is yet to come!
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Originally posted by Juicy:
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.


What labels are under Treasury Wine Estates?

Best wishes to your better half getting the upper hand soon.


Thank you everybody! I know how excellent DnVsMom is at what she does, and I know something will happen soon.

As for the Treasury boycott, well....

Beringer
St.Clement
Chateau St. Jean
Souverain
Stags Leap Winery
Etude
Sbragia
Penfolds
Matua
Gabbiano
Greg Norman

and a lot of other "smaller" brands.

Please understand that the aforementioned wineries make some very fine wines (go ahead and insert smiley faces, wine+art Wink) and that there are great people making the wines and who are associated with the wineries, and who I would not disparage in any way, shape, or form.

But, it is the larger corporate structure that shapes everything that led to what happened. And for that, and DnVsMoms loyalty, I am truly disheartened.

Again, thank you for all of your well wishes. DnVsMom (and our family) will ultimately be the better for it.
I've tried in the past but been unable to maintain discipline. I have gotten it down to $250 a month - mostly white Burgs for my wife. I do intent to make a significant commitment to 2009 & 2010 Bordeaux at some point, but I have managed to live within a sub-$5K annual budget. Not like I used to be...
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
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Originally posted by Juicy:
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.


What labels are under Treasury Wine Estates?

Best wishes to your better half getting the upper hand soon.


Thank you everybody! I know how excellent DnVsMom is at what she does, and I know something will happen soon.

As for the Treasury boycott, well....

Beringer
St.Clement
Chateau St. Jean
Souverain
Stags Leap Winery
Etude
Sbragia
Penfolds
Matua
Gabbiano
Greg Norman

and a lot of other "smaller" brands.

Please understand that the aforementioned wineries make some very fine wines (go ahead and insert smiley faces, wine+art Wink) and that there are great people making the wines and who are associated with the wineries, and who I would not disparage in any way, shape, or form.

But, it is the larger corporate structure that shapes everything that led to what happened. And for that, and DnVsMoms loyalty, I am truly disheartened.

Again, thank you for all of your well wishes. DnVsMom (and our family) will ultimately be the better for it.


Sorry to hear the bad news. I hope she lands a new job (fingers crossed for Chapoutier Wink) quickly. I am often disappointed in the lack of downstream loyalty in corporations these days (despite the insistence of upstream loyalty). I find myself going out of my way to purchase from entites that reward upstream loyalty with downstream loyalty.

G
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Whitey:
Sorry to hear the DVD. Good luck and I hope things end up better than before - it is amazing how many times it actually does.

I am on hiatus as we are on one income for the next couple months. Trying to hold strong. Not going cold turkey but only smaller purchases until my wife is off leave.


WIMP! Where did you go to college?

Sorry, I forgot... that 5-7 team last year. Razz


Yeah, yeah. Can't wait for the Sooner meltdown again this year. We are rebuilding as you guys were a couple years ago - but we will be back as long as the conference holds together. Sorry I missed you guys last week. Have to do it again soon.
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Originally posted by Whitey:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Whitey:
Sorry to hear the DVD. Good luck and I hope things end up better than before - it is amazing how many times it actually does.

I am on hiatus as we are on one income for the next couple months. Trying to hold strong. Not going cold turkey but only smaller purchases until my wife is off leave.


WIMP! Where did you go to college?

Sorry, I forgot... that 5-7 team last year. Razz


Yeah, yeah. Can't wait for the Sooner meltdown again this year. We are rebuilding as you guys were a couple years ago - but we will be back as long as the conference holds together. Sorry I missed you guys last week. Have to do it again soon.


Whitey, you really should not post when you are drunk! Razz

Meltdown? Since when is 12-2 and a Top 5 season a meltdown?

Rebuilding? When OU rebuilds,they go to a bowl and win 8 games. Stoops has never had a 5 win season, and poor little Texas lost more games at home last year alone ( see Iowa State Big Grin) than Stoops has lost at home in his entire 13 seasons combined. Wink

Hope you are feeling better. We missed you last week...but you could have sent your wine!

I will email you about an off-line coming soon.
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
Again, thanks for the well wishes everybody.

wine+art, a linebacker problem has now emergered for your Sooners. Uh oh. PS - did you get the facebook message I sent you? You know how I am with that stuff. Wink


OU's best defensive player is now out 8+ weeks, and the season has yet to start. Frown DAMN IT!

I did receive your sincere message on FB. As always, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Cool
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
The moratorium that has largely existed for the last four and a half years will be lifted today, as DnVsMom's sh!tty company eliminated her position. What does doing the job of two people for over a year get you? Not much apparently. Mad

Fortunately, she has many contacts who respect her greatly, and as soon as word got out, her phone was buzzing off the hook.

The Treasury Wine Estates boycott will begin soon after we drink what's left of their wine in the cellar.

Sorry to hear about that D'n'V'sDad, but consider it a fresh start where she will hopefully get with a better company that appreciates her talents. In the meantime, enjoy drinking the rest of their wine!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
Again, thanks for the well wishes everybody.

wine+art, a linebacker problem has now emergered for your Sooners. Uh oh. PS - did you get the facebook message I sent you? You know how I am with that stuff. Wink


OU's best defensive player is now out 8+ weeks, and the season has yet to start. Frown DAMN IT!

I did receive your sincere message on FB. As always, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Cool


Yes, losing Wilson will hurt you guys - especially early against FSU (which should be a heck of a game). They say he will be back vs Texas - so we will see.

Sorry, I missed you guys. Weird story I will have to tell you about - but it was good I was home. Still waiting on that email about the next offline. Smile
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by theweb:
This is better

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Originally posted by VinT:
a new new kitchen walk in wine cellar Wink


If that were to happen before the kitchen, better add a new couch so I have somewhere to sleep. Razz


Offsite storage VinT, offsite!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by theweb:
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Originally posted by VinT:


Offsite storage VinT, offsite!


Were it only that easy. I already have not one but 2 offsites on the go. Roll Eyes

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