Up until this point, I was the kind of wine shopper that simply purchased a bottle or two when I knew I would need it. If I had plans to join my relatives for a lasagna dinner, I would pick up a couple of bottles of red to compliment the meal. Or I might pick up a particular wine that I thought a friend or family member might enjoy. I typically have about four bottles of wine around my house at any given time: a favorite red, a favorite white and a couple of bottles from local wineries.
But as I am trying more wines, I am finding more varieties that I love. As my repertoire of wines is growing, so is my desire to have many of these bottles of wine instantly available at my house. Also, as I find more wines that I am enjoying, I am finding more bottles that I would like to try. My wine list is growing like crazy. So now I don’t know if I should be stocking up on wines I know I love or sticking to ones I haven’t tried! Obviously, there is a fine balance here and I just have to find it for myself, but on a limited budget, this could get interesting.
So I was curious what other people do. Do you keep a list of wines that you are interested in trying and buy a few each week? Do you have a wine cellar stocked with cases of wine? Do you purchase mostly wine you already know you love or do you purchase mostly new wine? How do you organize your wine? I have a million other questions, but any insight you have about what works best for you or any other methods you have heard about would be greatly appreciated!