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The Wine Stash gambit

Okay, tell me what you think of this.

It may be crazy. Hevvin only knows, I am crazy. But what heaven really does know, I personally know not. Soo…tell me if this sounds sane to you, or like yet another variety of madness.

I like a glass (or two) of wine with dinner. Indeed, I like that so much that I ain’t a-doin’ without it.

However, Costco, where I usually supply my stash, has decreed that delivery services such as the beloved Instacart may no longer purchase alcoholic beverages for delivery to customers. I was able to snag a couple bottles and a box of KiltLifter (presently the preferred brew) from Total Wine, but frankly, having to order this, that and the other product from this, that, and the other retailer is what we call a damn nuisance.

It occurs to me that if I’d had a decently stocked wine cellar (or stash, since this house has no cellar… 🙂 ), the bar services would present much less of a problem.

It being never too late to start…here’s my plan:

1. From Total Wine, I order up one box (12 bottles, I believe) of my favorite cheap red and one box of my favorite cheap white.

Note that at this point I now have a lifetime supply of booze. Two crates of wine would, if never replenished, last me a good three or four months.

2. Each time I consume a bottle of this priceless hoard, I order or (one day, I hope, purchase in person) a new bottle, only in a finer vintage than the $8 specials I favor.

3. Keep drinking the cheap stuff, unless guests are here. After a period, all of the plonk will be consumed, and it will all be replaced better wines!

Et voilà! A stash of fancy wines!

My life is improved. The wine industry is supported. And when the next catastrophe hits, I will never feel deprived.

Is that or is that not a brilliant scheme? And what positive changes has the covid bug brought about in your life?

3 thoughts on “The Wine Stash gambit”

  1. Crazy or not, those of us who are of advanced age are being required to get pretty creative to procure needs and wants without leaving the safety of home.
    Could be worse. My son and daughter-in-law, both of whom work, have three sons. Louisiana is still in Phase 2. Two oldest will be in total online classes. Youngest will be in two day in school, three days online. They are not cheerful at the moment. I’m 76 and my husband is 82. We cannot ride herd on the boys for them.

    • In an environment where both parents MUST work to keep food on the table and a roof overhead…which is what women’s liberation ultimately brought us, in the unintended consequences department…I just can’t even imagine what you’d do with kids out of school all day.

      Well, there are a lot of laid-off teachers out there. Probably what one could do is hire one or two of them to come in and watch (and tutor) the kids while you’re at the salt mines.

      Here in the ‘Hood, young parents have banded together to farm kids out to households where one parent is at home. Kinda defeats the purpose, eh?

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