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Doomsday Prepping: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours . . .

I’m talking about wine cellars.  What did you think I was talking about?  😉

There’s been a lot of chatter on the line this week (if you haven’t seen The Internship then continue thinking I’m a dolt) about an impending global wine shortage.  On Monday, Morgan Stanley published a report that basically says the world is running out of wine (just Google Morgan Stanley wine shortage, and you can sift through about 300 articles).

Cue panic.  Or . . .


I hated ECON in college.  HATED it.  But I remember this (the stuff of nightmares):

If we have a global wine shortage, then demand will go up . . . and so will prices.  And then economists will say something about a natural correction in the market.  Y-A-W-N . . .

And just like that my little wine hoarding “problem” looks like a pretty smart solution.

I’ve been accumulating wine for years.  You have to be careful when you accumulate wine. You buy a bottle here, six bottles there.  And before you know it, you’re one of those people who have more wine than they can ever drink in a lifetime.  I hope my kids end up liking wine . . . because it’s going to be their inheritance.

I keep my wine in Harry Potter’s bedroom . . . a cupboard underneath my stairs.  When we finished our basement, I had the space finished and insulated separately from the rest of the house.  While it’s not a perfect cellar temperature, it’s damn close, and my wine is very happy there.

Well, it was happy there until I outgrew my little wine cupboard.  Now my wine also lives underneath the guest bed, and on shelves in our basement storage room.  But I know where every single bottle is.  Mind like a steel trap, I have.

With all this talk about Winepocalypse (seriously – it has its own hashtag thingy on Twitter), I thought it would be fun to play voyeur for a week and sneak a peek at everyone else’s wine cellar.  Are you prepping for the end of the wine world?  BTW, I have it on good authority that zombies prefer beer, so we’re good.

Here’s a peek inside my little wine cupboard/cellar:

wine cellar

Tweet me a picture of your wine cellar at @armchairsomm.  Or post a picture in the comments if you can figure out how to do that (because I can’t).  If I get enough pics, I will gather them and put together a follow-up blog post.

Fair warning:  If your wine cellar looks like any of these fancy-schmancy wine cellars, I’m coming to your house for the Winepocalypse.  Save me a spot at the tasting table.


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