Stuck in a Wine Freeze
Posted: Oct 17, 2006 12:07pm ET
I'm besieged with wine catalogs and e-mail offerings from all over. I love it—it helps me keep a pulse on what's going on at retail.
Plus, competition is tough for retailers, which means better choices for the consumer. I always tell people to shop around—you'll find the wine for a little less somewhere else. Get on as many e-mail lists as you can.
Right now I'm looking through the big fall sale catalog of one major East Coast retailer, and it's really tough for me. So much good stuff—but I'm in a wine-buying freeze. A few property taxes and kid's school bills seemed to march in via the mail all at the same time, so the wine buying gets moved to the back burner.
All those e-mail offerings? I have to delete them quickly or they sit there, poking me in the arm, nudging me to buy.
It's been over a month since I made a purchase, and I feel like I’m going through withdrawal. I've had to satiate myself by taking in a few shipments of stuff ordered previously, now that the weather is cool. I’ve been doing a little rearranging in my cellar. Busy work for the wine-crazed mind, basically. It’s soothing on the surface, but the bug still gnaws away at me on the inside.
How long have you ever gone without buying wine?