The following is a work sheet that will help guide you through establishing an effective Wine Collecting Strategy:

What can you afford to spend on wine this year?

A

$

 

Number of bottles at $10/bottle?

A/10 =

 

1

Number of glasses you enjoy each week ?
(include glasses drunk by others with you)

B

 

 

Number of bottles you drink each year?

(B/4) X 52

 

2

Number of holidays you enjoy with wine?

C

 

 

Number of bottles you enjoy at each holiday?

D

 

 

Number of additional bottles you drink?

C X D

 

3

Total number of bottles you drink each year?

2 + 3

 

4

How does this compare with your budget?

1 - 4

 

5

If 5 is NEGATIVE, then you drink more than you can afford
If 5 is POSITIVE, then you can buy more than you drink
Ideally, 5 should be = 0

Seasonal Factors - Summer Weight Wine

4 / 4

 

Light-bodied

Seasonal Factors - Winter Weight Wine

4 / 4

 

Full-bodied

Seasonal Factors - Transition Wines

4 / 4

 

Medium-bodied