What’s your cellar like?
I mean this question in a number of ways. Firstly, do you use an actual cellar, a wine fridge, wine rack in the garage etc…
Secondly, how many bottles do you have down (up?) there? Do you tend to buy in cases or mix it up each time? Are you working towards a specific amount of bottles or just trying to collect it faster than you drink it?
Lastly, what sort of range have you got down there? Old and new world? European? Wide range of Bordeaux?
I’m always interested to chat about what that people are collecting and their main interests.
I’ll kick off! I’m lucky enough to have a stone wall cellar in the house I rent. It’s a great temperature down there which is handy. I have around 70 bottles most of the time, would like to have 400ish but finances are tight for now.
It’s pretty much entirely European: reds are split 2:1 France to Spain, while the whites are about evens of German riesling and Loire Chenin. My passion is for lighter styles in general. So I aim to keep Loire Cab franc, Beaujolais, and Pinot when I can afford it. For weightier wine I absolutely love Syrah, especially those from the northern rhone. Riesling, bone dry Chenin and Manzanilla keep me happy when I want something white.
I’d love to have more White Burgundy, Red Burgundy, and wines from the Jura and Savoie (where I previously lived) but these tend to be way out of my price range these days.
I also keep about 60 bottles of our pressed apple juice and soon to have about 100 champagne bottles of homemade cider.