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  1. #1
    Bi!! Guest

    Default Spouse faux pas

    I'm not sure what everybody's status is regarding spouse interest in
    wine but while my wife has a good palate after 38 years of marraige
    she still does stuff involving our cellar that drives me crazy! This
    weekend after attending a party and drinking a bit of cheap chardonnay
    and some red wine with dinner..2008 Orin Swift..The Prisoner...I heard
    her banging around in our upstairs wine rack looking for something to
    open at 10:45pm. I didn't think much of it as she usually sits in her
    office and does emails, etc until around midnight and often sips a
    glass of wine. I usually keep some inexpensive wines in that rack
    just for that purpose. When I walked out to the kitchen to turn off
    lights, etc. I found a bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cabernet
    (a recent gift from a friend for hosting a dinner) with the foil torn
    off, a broken cork on the counter and a glass with cork floating in
    it. I asked her what she was thinking when she opened the bottle of
    premium Cabernet at 11:00pm and she shrugged and said.."You always
    tell me to open anything in the rack so I did". OK, she knew it was a
    gift and she put it in the rack instead of the cellar. She also knows
    what Pahlmeyer wine sells for..so...when I pressed her on the issue
    she responded by informing me that the gift was meant for her and as
    such she could open it whenever she wished. Good point. 5 minutes
    later she was sound asleep...victim of too much wine. I strained the
    bits of cork and poured her wine out of her glass into mine and sipped
    the cabernet as I contemplated the logic of women. Arrrrrgggggg!

  2. #2
    Dick N Guest

    Default Re: Spouse faux pas

    On Oct 10, 11:29*am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    > I'm not sure what everybody's status is regarding spouse interest in
    > wine but while my wife has a good palate after 38 years of marraige
    > she still does stuff involving our cellar that drives me crazy! *This
    > weekend after attending a party and drinking a bit of cheap chardonnay
    > and some red wine with dinner..2008 Orin Swift..The Prisoner...I heard
    > her banging around in our upstairs wine rack looking for something to
    > open at 10:45pm. *I didn't think much of it as she usually sits in her
    > office and does emails, etc until around midnight and often sips a
    > glass of wine. *I usually keep some inexpensive wines in that rack
    > just for that purpose. *When I walked out to the kitchen to turn off
    > lights, etc. *I found a bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cabernet
    > (a recent gift from a friend for hosting a dinner) with the foil torn
    > off, a broken cork on the counter and a glass with cork floating in
    > it. * I asked her what she was thinking when she opened the bottle of
    > premium Cabernet at 11:00pm and she shrugged and said.."You always
    > tell me to open anything in the rack so I did". *OK, she knew it was a
    > gift and she put it in the rack instead of the cellar. *She also knows
    > what Pahlmeyer wine sells for..so...when I pressed her on the issue
    > she responded by informing me that the gift was meant for her and as
    > such she could open it whenever she wished. *Good point. *5 minutes
    > later she was sound asleep...victim of too much wine. *I strained the
    > bits of cork and poured her wine out of her glass into mine and sipped
    > the cabernet as I contemplated the logic of women. *Arrrrrgggggg!


    Did anyone notice none of the rest of us share our stories of our
    spouse issues similar? Do you think we are simply cowards?

  3. #3
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Spouse faux pas

    On 10/30/2011 7:43 AM, Dick N wrote:
    > On Oct 10, 11:29 am, "Bi!!"<rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> I'm not sure what everybody's status is regarding spouse interest in
    >> wine but while my wife has a good palate after 38 years of marraige
    >> she still does stuff involving our cellar that drives me crazy! This
    >> weekend after attending a party and drinking a bit of cheap chardonnay
    >> and some red wine with dinner..2008 Orin Swift..The Prisoner...I heard
    >> her banging around in our upstairs wine rack looking for something to
    >> open at 10:45pm. I didn't think much of it as she usually sits in her
    >> office and does emails, etc until around midnight and often sips a
    >> glass of wine. I usually keep some inexpensive wines in that rack
    >> just for that purpose. When I walked out to the kitchen to turn off
    >> lights, etc. I found a bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cabernet
    >> (a recent gift from a friend for hosting a dinner) with the foil torn
    >> off, a broken cork on the counter and a glass with cork floating in
    >> it. I asked her what she was thinking when she opened the bottle of
    >> premium Cabernet at 11:00pm and she shrugged and said.."You always
    >> tell me to open anything in the rack so I did". OK, she knew it was a
    >> gift and she put it in the rack instead of the cellar. She also knows
    >> what Pahlmeyer wine sells for..so...when I pressed her on the issue
    >> she responded by informing me that the gift was meant for her and as
    >> such she could open it whenever she wished. Good point. 5 minutes
    >> later she was sound asleep...victim of too much wine. I strained the
    >> bits of cork and poured her wine out of her glass into mine and sipped
    >> the cabernet as I contemplated the logic of women. Arrrrrgggggg!

    >
    > Did anyone notice none of the rest of us share our stories of our
    > spouse issues similar? Do you think we are simply cowards?


    May I interject that I was disconcerted to find out that my wife was
    more of a connoisseur of red wine than me even if my knowledge of
    vintages and regions was greater. I don't know if I ever really admitted
    this :-)
    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

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    Fred Guest

    Default Re: Spouse faux pas

    Dick N <[email protected]> wrote in news:9d1a1a0a-b038-4eff-b552-
    [email protected]:

    > On Oct 10, 11:29*am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> I'm not sure what everybody's status is regarding spouse interest in
    >> wine but while my wife has a good palate after 38 years of marraige
    >> she still does stuff involving our cellar that drives me crazy! *This
    >> weekend after attending a party and drinking a bit of cheap chardonnay
    >> and some red wine with dinner..2008 Orin Swift..The Prisoner...I heard
    >> her banging around in our upstairs wine rack looking for something to
    >> open at 10:45pm. *I didn't think much of it as she usually sits in her
    >> office and does emails, etc until around midnight and often sips a
    >> glass of wine. *I usually keep some inexpensive wines in that rack
    >> just for that purpose. *When I walked out to the kitchen to turn off
    >> lights, etc. *I found a bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cabernet
    >> (a recent gift from a friend for hosting a dinner) with the foil torn
    >> off, a broken cork on the counter and a glass with cork floating in
    >> it. * I asked her what she was thinking when she opened the bottle of
    >> premium Cabernet at 11:00pm and she shrugged and said.."You always
    >> tell me to open anything in the rack so I did". *OK, she knew it was a
    >> gift and she put it in the rack instead of the cellar. *She also knows
    >> what Pahlmeyer wine sells for..so...when I pressed her on the issue
    >> she responded by informing me that the gift was meant for her and as
    >> such she could open it whenever she wished. *Good point. *5 minutes
    >> later she was sound asleep...victim of too much wine. *I strained the
    >> bits of cork and poured her wine out of her glass into mine and sipped
    >> the cabernet as I contemplated the logic of women. *Arrrrrgggggg!

    >
    > Did anyone notice none of the rest of us share our stories of our
    > spouse issues similar? Do you think we are simply cowards?


    I was in the hospital around 2000. When I returned home a bottle of her
    favorite wine was missing. A full case in the cellar only had 11 bottles.
    It was a 1989 Pichon Lalande. It was OK with me in the long run. I was
    rushed to the hospital and I guess she had to console herself.

    Fred.

  5. #5
    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Spouse faux pas

    On Oct 30, 7:43*am, Dick N <dneid...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 10, 11:29*am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > I'm not sure what everybody's status is regarding spouse interest in
    > > wine but while my wife has a good palate after 38 years of marraige
    > > she still does stuff involving our cellar that drives me crazy! *This
    > > weekend after attending a party and drinking a bit of cheap chardonnay
    > > and some red wine with dinner..2008 Orin Swift..The Prisoner...I heard
    > > her banging around in our upstairs wine rack looking for something to
    > > open at 10:45pm. *I didn't think much of it as she usually sits in her
    > > office and does emails, etc until around midnight and often sips a
    > > glass of wine. *I usually keep some inexpensive wines in that rack
    > > just for that purpose. *When I walked out to the kitchen to turn off
    > > lights, etc. *I found a bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cabernet
    > > (a recent gift from a friend for hosting a dinner) with the foil torn
    > > off, a broken cork on the counter and a glass with cork floating in
    > > it. * I asked her what she was thinking when she opened the bottle of
    > > premium Cabernet at 11:00pm and she shrugged and said.."You always
    > > tell me to open anything in the rack so I did". *OK, she knew it was a
    > > gift and she put it in the rack instead of the cellar. *She also knows
    > > what Pahlmeyer wine sells for..so...when I pressed her on the issue
    > > she responded by informing me that the gift was meant for her and as
    > > such she could open it whenever she wished. *Good point. *5 minutes
    > > later she was sound asleep...victim of too much wine. *I strained the
    > > bits of cork and poured her wine out of her glass into mine and sipped
    > > the cabernet as I contemplated the logic of women. *Arrrrrgggggg!

    >
    > Did anyone notice none of the rest of us share our stories of our
    > spouse issues similar? *Do you think we are simply cowards?- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Yes or single.

  6. #6
    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: Spouse faux pas

    married but very careful what goes on the "open at will" rack. Though even then she asks- she worries about it more than me.
    Sorry about your loss!

  7. #7
    Bill O'Meally Guest

    Default Re: Spouse faux pas

    On 2011-10-10 10:29:13 -0500, Bi!! said:

    > I'm not sure what everybody's status is regarding spouse interest in
    > wine but while my wife has a good palate after 38 years of marraige
    > she still does stuff involving our cellar that drives me crazy! This
    > weekend after attending a party and drinking a bit of cheap chardonnay
    > and some red wine with dinner..2008 Orin Swift..The Prisoner...I heard
    > her banging around in our upstairs wine rack looking for something to
    > open at 10:45pm. I didn't think much of it as she usually sits in her
    > office and does emails, etc until around midnight and often sips a
    > glass of wine. I usually keep some inexpensive wines in that rack
    > just for that purpose. When I walked out to the kitchen to turn off
    > lights, etc. I found a bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cabernet
    > (a recent gift from a friend for hosting a dinner) with the foil torn
    > off, a broken cork on the counter and a glass with cork floating in
    > it. I asked her what she was thinking when she opened the bottle of
    > premium Cabernet at 11:00pm and she shrugged and said.."You always
    > tell me to open anything in the rack so I did". OK, she knew it was a
    > gift and she put it in the rack instead of the cellar. She also knows
    > what Pahlmeyer wine sells for..so...when I pressed her on the issue
    > she responded by informing me that the gift was meant for her and as
    > such she could open it whenever she wished. Good point. 5 minutes
    > later she was sound asleep...victim of too much wine. I strained the
    > bits of cork and poured her wine out of her glass into mine and sipped
    > the cabernet as I contemplated the logic of women. Arrrrrgggggg!


    You sure she wasn't angry at you? Sounds like some possible
    passive-aggressive behavior on her part.
    --
    Bill
    "Wise Fool" -- Gandalf, _The Two Towers_
    (The Wise will remove 'se' to reach me. The Foolish will not)


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