JoePerry wrote:120 Bottles (not counting daily drinkers) with plenty of room for growth in my 500 bottle cellar. This is what I’d like to add, in order of importance.
More Northern Rhones (Faurie, Barge, Jasmin, Graillot)
95, 98, 99 Chave
More Bartolo Mascarello
More G. Rinaldi
More Good Sherry
More La Rioja Alta
Misc. Chateau-Chalon (thanks, Yixin!)
My goal is to have a self-sustaining* amount of each of the following by the time I’m 30 (3 years, 1 month): Barolo, Rioja, Burgundy, Rhones, Champagne.
* self-sustaining in that I’ll have a big enough base that I can just do maintenance upkeep. For Rioja (since I drink a lot) it might be 75 bottles, for vintage Champagne it might only be 30 bottles...
That's a nice list and I was thinking mine would look similar except that I love Bordeaux. Then I got to thinking about the Alsatians I love. That in turn reminded me that I need to add some age-worthy German Reislings. Then there are Brunellos and Chiantis and I suddenly realized my list might look much different. Viva la difference!