Discussing :: The Basics of Wine Collecting

Whether you are considering starting a wine collection or you have had one for years, it's important to make sure you've got your priorities straight. Having wine in your home gives you the ability to share with friends and with family - the moments in your life that are good, bad, boring, exceptional, celebrational, whimsical and sad. Wine is a vehicle for us all to relate to each other, to celebrate our lives and the lives of those around us no matter the circumstance. In this regard, having a cellar is about sharing wine, not hoarding it. As Errol Flynn remarked: "Anyone who dies with more than $10,000 in the bank or more than ten bottles... read full article


The Basics of Wine Collecting

I was bought up with wine and we always had a wine cellar at my parents. Hubbie wasn’t so interested so I thought I might help. I planned it over a period of a couple of years. Whenever I could afford it, when I went to the supermarket I would buy the best bottle of wine within budget that day, and then hide it when I got home. By the time his birthday came around, I had enough bottles to give him one for each year of his life. I made labels with using old photos of him and saying “Best Vintage and the year”. On the morning of his birthday I got up and made a huge mosaic from the bottles, which read as his birthday year number !

I’ve never looked back. We started enjoyng wine more regularly with our meals and now it is Hubbie who buys the wine and keeps the cellar stocked!


More typos - I hate this Chelsey. Can't we please have more time to edit!


Never mind the typos, Wice, its the thoughts that count - thank you for sharing that lovely story!


we dont mind the typos.. but its true.. chelsey give us edit time!!!!!


Perhaps we are writing longer comments than Chelsey originally thought we would...!


yer but even in short ones we can make mistakes!!


Too true!


I am noticing a nice little edit button on my posts now - has dear chelsey fixed it for us?


yer i noticed it too!! we have 5 mins to edit after we post!!!


Its progress!


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