April 15 has come and gone, and (hopefully) your taxes are filed! If you, say, receive a $500 tax refund and had to spend it on wine and spirits, what would you purchase?
My answer? I'd buy a half case of a favorite $50 wine (right now, I'm obsessed with Algueira's Ribeira Sacra Brancellao), and put the other $200 toward a solid bottle of Burgundy (the Bruno Clair Clos Saint Jacques sounds nice to me about now).
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I'd remember that it's not a bonus for that day. and i would drink Jamet.
Drink or cellar?
If I'm drinking, it's going to be a lot of bottles. I'd buy rosé from Germany, Gamay from Beaujolais or Alto Adige, Pouilly Fuissé, Chablis, and even some sparkling from Spain. I'd buy 3 or 4 cases that I want to drink over the next 4 months. If I'm cellaring, I'd look at 2015 Bordeaux. There is a lot on the horizon getting the press that will lead to some significant R.O.I. down the road.
I'd be tempted to purchase some spectacular 2015 and 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Hermitage wines as an investment, but I know myself too well. I'd drink them well before my investment came to fruition and I'd rather have 3-4 cases of drink now delicious wines.
Since I know I will not be getting a tax refund, I can be completely fictional and say that I’m going to buy a bottle of Camut Rareté Calvados. Alas, in reality, more Muscadet and California Sauvignon Blanc for me.
With $500 I'd hunt down a nice vintage of Clos Rougeard le bourg or poyeux and toast to the Foucault brothers.
While I understand the words value and Burgundy don’t like each other, I’ve had GREAT bottles of burgundy for $50 so id hope your $200 will get you more than solid
A few years ago, i bought a couple of cases of PYCM. Those days are long gone
I bought a Pratsch rose from Neiderosterreich from Grocery Outlet for $3.99.
Totally agree! But with this hypothetical magic cash, I'd buy something I normally wouldn't :)
So true. While I know saying you're not getting a refund can come across as if you're making bank, my income actually went down slightly this past year but my taxes were even worse than 2017. The collection is just slowly dwindling now.