When I asked what was the longest you’d ever gone without buying some wine, I got some really hilarious answers. My colleague James Suckling mentioned he used to have his wine delivered when his wife was out, so he could sneak it into the house. That made me think of all the tricks/excuses I’ve used to sneak some wine into the cellar.
Some of my favorites are, when a load of 5+ cases arrives, I say “Oh, this is all stuff that was ordered a while ago and they just finally shipped it.”
Or when I bought some 2000 Bordeaux, I used the “Hey, it’s for our daughter’s 21st birthday” line. Of course, whenever I pull up a bottle of it and my wife notices, I have to say “Well, we’ve got a full case and some mags, so there’s plenty. Besides, I do need to see how it’s coming along.”
Hopefully my wife is too busy this week to read this.
What are some of your ‘tricks of the trade’?