Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wimpy Wine?

The character Wimpy in the Popeye cartoons had the motto, "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." So, my question is, what is a purchase that gives you not only instant gratification but that you would also go out on that financial limb to obtain?

Lately, my wine hobby has had an impact on our finances. After searching for the best storage options, we purchased a dual control 100 bottle wine cellar. It was a major investment and so is the desire to fill it to capacity. (After all, it will run more efficiently.)

But, wine is not as wimpy as we have been lead to believe. Most consumers don't have optimal conditions to store our stash or save a partially consumed bottle. There are many gadgets on the market and some are worth your dollars. But if you buy wine to enjoy within the next few months, most wine will handle whatever you can dish out.

If you don't think you can drink a bottle that has been left in your trunk during a summer heat wave, guess again. Just watch this current episode of WLTV at the link listed below.

And if you believe that you have to vacu-seal a partial bottle to enjoy it to it's full potential, watch this link for a enlightening experiment.

So, don't sweat it, wine can take it.