Got this list in an email from our friends at the Wine Bottega (who still don’t have a Web site; hmm, maybe I should do something about that). It’s excerpted from Wallpaper magazine:
There’s one golden rule when purchasing wine: buy it by the box. No, we’re not talking about wine in a box but 12 tempting bottles packed into a cardboard container. While this does involve a little planning and is perhaps not as spontaneous as nipping out for an extra bottle of Kent Rasmussen you should remember that:
- You will always drink more than you planned
- A box demands you try new varieties.
- You usually get a discount for buying volume.
- For every degree the thermometer drops in winter, the wine shop moves another block away.
- It will never go to waste.
- You always have something to bring to impromptu dinner parties.
- Carrying home a single bottle of wine after work makes you look like an alcoholic.
- Walking out with a full case suggests you have your intake under control.
- You never know what you are going to cook, so diversity is important.
- Boxes usually mean delivery. Delivery means delivery boys (or girls). You fill in the rest.