|Oops, I did it again.
||[Oct. 10th, 2009|11:19 pm]
Remember how, just before my birthday, I tidied the house and found about fifteen litres of various spirits?|
Yes, that's right.
I've tidied up a bit more.
I've just found 45 bottles of wine.
Lying down or standing up?
The wine, you fool.
Some of each, and some upside down.
If you're struggling to find a suitable home for them I'll send you my address ;)
Good grief. Just how many unused rooms do you have?
These were behind the filing cabinet in front of the cupboard under the stairs, and not in a separate room.
How do you not remember having that much wine? And just how much space does 45 bottles of wine take up, without your noticing? Were they all in one place, or were the 45 different hidden locations? And how rich are you, that you could buy them and then abandon them?
I realize it may be some time before you're in a state to answer any of this...
I them on a duty free run and then didn't use them at the event for which they'd been bought. They were in four cardboard boxes, so not all that much space, and they were piled up behind a filing cabinet so they weren't immediately obvious to view.
And I'm very much less rich than I was twelve and a bit years ago when they were bought.
hehe, the Wedges Drinks Bath Syndrome? Or is this all stuff you've purchased?
Well, if ever you need a hand in transmogrificating some of the alcohol into... drunkenness!
Stuff I bought about twelve years ago. I don't know what condition it's all in, so for some of them the corks may have dried out which would allow the wine to go off.
Keep track of which were upside down, and which were upright then.
In my tiny litte flat I normally find bottles of various unusual spirits or cocktal mixes whenever I clear out a cupboard or so, I always thought it was a side effect of having a Waggott around...
Let's hope that it's lasted better than the champagne we opened at your party. I'm happy to volunteer to help you test this little lot.
Any idea if it was good wine when it was "laid-down?"
There are 38 bottles of inexpensive French supermarket/wine-warehouse wine aimed at the English duty-free shopper, and seven bottles from an English vineyard near Dorking. Calling it "good" would be stretching it.
It's still worth trying - even if it's pretty poor it should mull well