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Since some of us did some damage today, I figured it would be interesting to hear how some of you "got caught" by your significant other.

2 years ago I was snowboarding at vail and borrowed my wife's iPad to pick some deals. I must have left the order confirmation tabs up because later that night I heard the "were you ordering wine from a ski lift!?!?!??

Tonight I headed out to play hockey, stopped for gas. Cc declined. Phone rings 2 mins later... Wide got a call from visa fraud alert. "how much wine did you order!?!?"

Im planning to put this on her calendar for next year... Good thing she likes great wine!
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I think I mentioned this earlier today in another thread, but spent most of Fri and Sat updating my inv in CellarTracker then moving some boxes into new offsite storage. Wife helped me move the boxes. Became crystal clear how much wine we have. She was not amused.

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Im almost up to 100 bottles. My girlfriend and her whole family are wine people. And financially we are not on the same level so she is really eyeballing my wines. Caught me? Maybe, we will see.
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Updated Cellartracker not realizing that I had left the Facebook feature on. Calls from her (and quite a few friends) saying, "you bought HOW MANY CaSES?!!!!"
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I made a deal that I wouldn't question her purchases this weekend if she didn't question mine. I made out well, but thinking she may have made out better. Checking the CC statement now. Burn - haha
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SteveC wrote:Updated Cellartracker not realizing that I had left the Facebook feature on. Calls from her (and quite a few friends) saying, "you bought HOW MANY CaSES?!!!!"
I did that with Twitter one time. Started getting messages wondering what the heck was going on. Looked online like I was buying one bottle after another after another....

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Not sure if my situation is better or not. Not worried about my wife catching me as she was participating yesterday and responsible for some of the purchases. Don't need to hide purchases but it is harder to keep things in check without the fear of discovery.

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#8 Post by David K o l i n »

I'm always pretty upfront with my wife on wine purchases, but she made it easier yesterday when she came home with a new Coach bag
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My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
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JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
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JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
Does she usually like Belgian quads and/or Barleywines?
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David K o l i n wrote:I'm always pretty upfront with my wife on wine purchases, but she made it easier yesterday when she came home with a new Coach bag
Ask her if you can borrow the bag to haul around that 3L bottle of Kutch you're getting. [stirthepothal.gif]
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#13 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

I just told her that I bought wine.
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I'm actually the more reasonable of the two of us. A couple of times yesterday I would go "Ohhhhh.. . . . " at something and she would say "Get it!" If I bought everything she ok'd, we would be in the poor house for sure. She always says something like, "If you're willing to spend money on it, I know it must be good."

The only impass is that I like Pinot, she likes Zinfandel, and we both like Cab. Sauv.
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JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
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After an afternoon of ordering wine from work, Visa thought it could be possibly fraudulent and called the house to verify the orders... My wife answered. She then called me from her cell to verify vendors and dollar amounts on 5 orders. After the third , " Yes that was my order." I was starting to sweat and thought I was in big trouble.
All she said was, " I guess I get to go shoe shopping this weekend!"
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I love the theme with many of us here... if you spend "X" on berserker day, our wives go off and revenge-spend "2x" on purses.
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Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
Does she usually like Belgian quads and/or Barleywines?
I don't know. She's not much of a drinker, but the Westy blew her away. Actually, my expectations were sky high for Westy and it met my expectations. I loved it. My buddy says St. Bernardus ABT 12 is similar and pretty tasty also and easy to find. I'm gonna go pick up some St. Bernardus, but that Westy is haunting. Damn, the Westy was fanfreakintastic!
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LOL. I think if you get the fraud alert call, that's really saying something. Ha!
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Got a call after placing and order with Veronica, who is this hi times wines calling.
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This is one of the reasons why I keep a wine locker in Chicago, far from prying eyes!
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Carlos Delpin wrote:This is one of the reasons why I keep a wine locker in Chicago, far from prying eyes!
So THAT'S why I had to send the La Chapelle you bought from me to Chicago!!
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I actually made mention to my wife yesterday that it was Berserker Day for which I only received a cross look, thought she took it pretty well.....this morning I woke up went to the computer and found a sign attached to the keyboard "DO NOT BUY ANYMORE WINE!"
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JKim wrote:
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
Does she usually like Belgian quads and/or Barleywines?
I don't know. She's not much of a drinker, but the Westy blew her away. Actually, my expectations were sky high for Westy and it met my expectations. I loved it. My buddy says St. Bernardus ABT 12 is similar and pretty tasty also and easy to find. I'm gonna go pick up some St. Bernardus, but that Westy is haunting. Damn, the Westy was fanfreakintastic!
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I only bought 2.5 cases - 2 cases were cheap everyday drinkers, so I didn't mind saying mentioning, as we need more everyday drinkers. BUT speaking of getting caught this weekend...

A couple of weeks ago I had an afternoon business in the city. Leslie is not available on Wednesday evenings (I kid you not - agility training with the dog). I was in a funky mood, so walked uptown to Columbus Circle and had dinner in the Salon at Per Se. Didn't bother mentioning it for the same reason we don't always mention our wine purchases.

A week ago I ate dinner at the bar at the Whelk, the best local restaurant here in Westport. Anyhoo, I was chatting it up with Doug the Bartender, who is also a big eater and who did not know about Salon. So on Saturday, well you can guess what is coming, Leslie and I went to the Whelk to have dinner at the bar, Doug came over and enthusiastically started in with "so glad you told me about the Salon at Per Se..."

Isn't there supposed to be some Code of Silence with a bartender?
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C. Grimm wrote:I only bought 2.5 cases - 2 cases were cheap everyday drinkers, so I didn't mind saying mentioning, as we need more everyday drinkers. BUT speaking of getting caught this weekend...

A couple of weeks ago I had an afternoon business in the city. Leslie is not available on Wednesday evenings (I kid you not - agility training with the dog). I was in a funky mood, so walked uptown to Columbus Circle and had dinner in the Salon at Per Se. Didn't bother mentioning it for the same reason we don't always mention our wine purchases.

A week ago I ate dinner at the bar at the Whelk, the best local restaurant here in Westport. Anyhoo, I was chatting it up with Doug the Bartender, who is also a big eater and who did not know about Salon. So on Saturday, well you can guess what is coming, Leslie and I went to the Whelk to have dinner at the bar, Doug came over and enthusiastically started in with "so glad you told me about the Salon at Per Se..."

Isn't there supposed to be some Code of Silence with a bartender?
While having lunch with my mom and wife this saturday my mom brought up a large payment made from my savings account to my credit card (my mom's account and mine have been linked since the dawn of time and I've been too lazy to remove her from it) for some recent wine purchases. Talk about the bartender throwing you up the bus, my mom screwed me! newhere
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Charlie Fu wrote:
C. Grimm wrote:I only bought 2.5 cases - 2 cases were cheap everyday drinkers, so I didn't mind saying mentioning, as we need more everyday drinkers. BUT speaking of getting caught this weekend...

A couple of weeks ago I had an afternoon business in the city. Leslie is not available on Wednesday evenings (I kid you not - agility training with the dog). I was in a funky mood, so walked uptown to Columbus Circle and had dinner in the Salon at Per Se. Didn't bother mentioning it for the same reason we don't always mention our wine purchases.

A week ago I ate dinner at the bar at the Whelk, the best local restaurant here in Westport. Anyhoo, I was chatting it up with Doug the Bartender, who is also a big eater and who did not know about Salon. So on Saturday, well you can guess what is coming, Leslie and I went to the Whelk to have dinner at the bar, Doug came over and enthusiastically started in with "so glad you told me about the Salon at Per Se..."

Isn't there supposed to be some Code of Silence with a bartender?
While having lunch with my mom and wife this saturday my mom brought up a large payment made from my savings account to my credit card (my mom's account and mine have been linked since the dawn of time and I've been too lazy to remove her from it) for some recent wine purchases. Talk about the bartender throwing you up the bus, my mom screwed me! newhere
Is there now a weekly 'Charlie Fu makes so much money...' post on Wine Berserkers? Last week we had the 'my paycheck is too much for electronic deposit limits' and this year we have a talk about large sums of money transacted in your account with your mommy. I wonder what next week will bring! flirtysmile
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Todd F r e n c h wrote:
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C. Grimm wrote:I only bought 2.5 cases - 2 cases were cheap everyday drinkers, so I didn't mind saying mentioning, as we need more everyday drinkers. BUT speaking of getting caught this weekend...

A couple of weeks ago I had an afternoon business in the city. Leslie is not available on Wednesday evenings (I kid you not - agility training with the dog). I was in a funky mood, so walked uptown to Columbus Circle and had dinner in the Salon at Per Se. Didn't bother mentioning it for the same reason we don't always mention our wine purchases.

A week ago I ate dinner at the bar at the Whelk, the best local restaurant here in Westport. Anyhoo, I was chatting it up with Doug the Bartender, who is also a big eater and who did not know about Salon. So on Saturday, well you can guess what is coming, Leslie and I went to the Whelk to have dinner at the bar, Doug came over and enthusiastically started in with "so glad you told me about the Salon at Per Se..."

Isn't there supposed to be some Code of Silence with a bartender?
While having lunch with my mom and wife this saturday my mom brought up a large payment made from my savings account to my credit card (my mom's account and mine have been linked since the dawn of time and I've been too lazy to remove her from it) for some recent wine purchases. Talk about the bartender throwing you up the bus, my mom screwed me! newhere
Is there now a weekly 'Charlie Fu makes so much money...' post on Wine Berserkers? Last week we had the 'my paycheck is too much for electronic deposit limits' and this year we have a talk about large sums of money transacted in your account with your mommy. I wonder what next week will bring! flirtysmile
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My wife walked by mid buying spree and asked, 'What are you buying?'.
Reply, 'mostly Oregon Pinot'.
Next question, 'Good deals?'.
Reply, 'Yep'.
Answer, 'I'm in for half'.

Nice....First wife was a beer drkinker. 2nd marriages are so much better.

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John Willison wrote:My wife walked by mid buying spree and asked, 'What are you buying?'.
Reply, 'mostly Oregon Pinot'.
Next question, 'Good deals?'.
Reply, 'Yep'.
Answer, 'I'm in for half'.

Nice....First wife was a beer drkinker. 2nd marriages are so much better.
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My purchases were modest. First one I reminded DH how much he enjoyed the POE wines at Falltacular last year. I just told him I had to go up to the PC in my office to order him some wine...

Then I went for some Cabot...
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Scott W wrote:I actually made mention to my wife yesterday that it was Berserker Day for which I only received a cross look, thought she took it pretty well.....this morning I woke up went to the computer and found a sign attached to the keyboard "DO NOT BUY ANYMORE WINE!"
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I just told her "Don't you nevermind, Woman. You get back in that kitchen and cook me some vittles!"










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I was getting ready to buy something and all of a sudden, I was floating in the water, no computer screen, I didn't know where I was.

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Charlie Fu wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Charlie Fu wrote:While having lunch with my mom and wife this saturday my mom brought up a large payment made from my savings account to my credit card (my mom's account and mine have been linked since the dawn of time and I've been too lazy to remove her from it) for some recent wine purchases. Talk about the bartender throwing you up the bus, my mom screwed me! newhere
Is there now a weekly 'Charlie Fu makes so much money...' post on Wine Berserkers? Last week we had the 'my paycheck is too much for electronic deposit limits' and this year we have a talk about large sums of money transacted in your account with your mommy. I wonder what next week will bring! flirtysmile
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jdabrowski1027 wrote: Tonight I headed out to play hockey, stopped for gas. Cc declined. Phone rings 2 mins later... Wide got a call from visa fraud alert. "how much wine did you order!?!?"
A fraud alert? Was there a Garagiste offer that I missed?

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jdabrowski1027 wrote:
Tonight I headed out to play hockey, stopped for gas. Cc declined. Phone rings 2 mins later... Wide got a call from visa fraud alert. "how much wine did you order!?!?"
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JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
Rochefort 10 is a good substitute for Westvleteren (I actually like the Rochefort better), and a damn sight easier to find.

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Re: The "how I got caught" thread

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Edward H. Earles wrote:
JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
Rochefort 10 is a good substitute for Westvleteren (I actually like the Rochefort better), and a damn sight easier to find.

God help you if she discovers Cantillon. [help.gif]
We have Rochefort 10 at home. I think Westy blows it away. What is this Cantillon you speak of?
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Re: The "how I got caught" thread

#40 Post by Edward H. Earles »

JKim wrote:
Edward H. Earles wrote:
JKim wrote:My wife is cool with the wine hobby. The only thing she ever says is if I picked up more 96 Krug cuz she loves that bottle so much. She just had some Westvleteren XII this weekend that a friend shared with us and she says she can't drink any other beer now. Asked me to get some Westy...umm sure...maybe next Nov. She knows nothing about wine and beer, but knows what she likes...and likes the expensive stuff.
Rochefort 10 is a good substitute for Westvleteren (I actually like the Rochefort better), and a damn sight easier to find.

God help you if she discovers Cantillon. [help.gif]
We have Rochefort 10 at home. I think Westy blows it away. What is this Cantillon you speak of?
Cantillon is to beer, what Romanee-Conti is to wine.

http://www.cantillon.be/br/3_1

Best of the best. Difficult to acquire, and worth the effort.

Edited to add: Stylistically, Cantillon is nothing at all like Westvleteren. These beers are fermented with wild yeast, and have a strong Brettanomyces character. They are tart, bitter, dry, leathery, horse-blankety, and above comparison.
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And a completely different style...........
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