We have now entered wine snob territory

It’s official. We’ve entered wine snob territory.

Before I tell you how we arrived so suddenly at this place, I have to explain a little something. We, like many people here, are members of wine clubs. A California wine club comes with benefits. You give them an email address and your credit card number and you get invited to fun parties and you can take your friends and taste for free – it’s totally worth it.

Our crack dealers vintners even share helpful and informative news about your wine. They tell you how it was grown, how the weather affected the taste, what exceptional things to note about your wine. Plus recipes that you can cook up to pair with each of your wines.

Wine recipes

By the way, we are totally making this seafood bake with fresh seafood from the market on the harbor. It looks fantastic!

The most important benefit, however, is this one: boxes and boxes of lip-smacking wine come TO YOUR DOOR every month.

Case of Carhartt wine

Case Gainey wine

Case Hearthstone

We are members of five wine clubs. Not kidding. Five. That means that we have a lot of wine coming in and since we haven’t been able to drink lately, it’s started piling up.

The wine cabinet was full and the counter over the wine cabinet was stacked with bottles, things were starting to get out of control. We started stacking the cases of wine in the garage.

Our California house is not big, but we’d always wanted a wine fridge. Except where to put it? We had to get creative. So, we stood in our garage and contemplated things a bit. We measured and moved things to find a spot.

Empty space

Then Steve ordered a wine fridge online. We installed it this morning.

Wine fridge

So, the wine fridge is now installed and rapidly cooling 24 bottles of wine. The kitty water fountain has been restored to it’s original place and we can’t wait until they discover the changes – that should be loads of fun.

Wine fridge installed

It’s fitting that the watering hole for the cats is right next to the human watering hole, don’t you think?

Now, where the wine bottles WERE stacked two deep, there is now a little room in the booze cabinet:

Room in the booze cabinet

So, who’s going to come and help us drink up some of this wine?

fourteenergirl Written by:

A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!


  1. Ellen Lukasik
    April 23, 2016

    What a terrible problem to have!!!

  2. Samantha
    May 3, 2016

    You can always bubble wrap those extra bottles and send them to me in ABQ! These last 9-ish months have left my booze supply looking pretty bare! 😉

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