As a Christmas present to ourselves, Joe and I ordered a nice, wooden 40 bottle wine rack by JK Adams. At the same time, Joe has been looking into online bottle tracking systems and has decided to use Cellar Tracker, a decision I’m sure he will opine on in later posts. Last night we finally decided to haul all our bottles out of our overstuffed pantry (boy do I wish I had taken a “before” picture) and put them back in neatly on the racks while entering them in to inventory.
I put together the racks:
While Joe entered the bottles into the system:
We worked for hours and still only got through about two-thirds of the bottles. There are still about twenty left to enter–and those twenty aren’t going to fit into the racks either. Most of the first ones we added first are wines or beers we’re trying to age, so most of the ones that won’t fit are ones we should just go ahead and drink already. We always seem to buy faster than we drink! Luckily I did my research before buying a wine rack for us, and you can expand these by buying more racks and connecting them together. It looks like we’re going to need another one already.
If you’d like to take a look at what we’re sitting on, you can check out the Beer at Joe’s Cellar Tracker profile. Like I said, not everything is in yet–we plan to finish up tonight!