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Oops, I did it again. [Oct. 10th, 2009|11:19 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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.


[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2009-10-10 10:30 pm (UTC)
Lying down or standing up?

The wine, you fool.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-10-11 06:59 pm (UTC)
Some of each, and some upside down.
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[User Picture]From: phlump
2009-10-11 12:26 am (UTC)
If you're struggling to find a suitable home for them I'll send you my address ;)
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[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2009-10-11 07:44 am (UTC)
Good grief. Just how many unused rooms do you have?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-10-11 07:00 pm (UTC)
These were behind the filing cabinet in front of the cupboard under the stairs, and not in a separate room.
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[User Picture]From: slovobooks
2009-10-11 08:54 am (UTC)
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...
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-10-11 07:02 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: beermat
2009-10-11 09:06 am (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-10-11 07:02 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: cdave
2009-10-12 04:37 pm (UTC)
Keep track of which were upside down, and which were upright then.
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[User Picture]From: arborophile
2009-10-11 12:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: adela_terrell
2009-10-11 01:24 pm (UTC)
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...
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[User Picture]From: whotheheckami
2009-10-11 07:25 pm (UTC)
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?"

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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-10-11 07:30 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: whotheheckami
2009-10-11 07:35 pm (UTC)
It's still worth trying - even if it's pretty poor it should mull well
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