And the winner is …

February 19th, 2010 at 4:10 pm by David Farrar

In 2008/2009 we had 517 bottles, so 581 is an impressive 12.4% increase in consumption. I put it down to no election to interfere!

The average guess was 538, and I went for 533. The highest guest was Richard on 551.

Of minor interest is both and stelvins increased. went up by 35 and stelvins by 29.

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8 Responses to “And the winner is …”

  1. petal (704 comments) says:

    I seem to recall an entry of 600. Why was that not registered? Yep:

    “petal (556) Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Wow. I’m surprised you’re still upright. With the propensity of screw caps, I think you’re getting close to two bottles a day! I venture you’re nudging 600.

    [DPF: The drinking is between around 10 people]“

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  2. Pete George (22,817 comments) says:

    Are you drinking French and/or Italian wine? About the only wine I get still using corks is European.

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  3. petal (704 comments) says:

    Depends. If some of his labour party staffer friends come ’round after a press gallery event :)

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  4. Don the Kiwi (1,591 comments) says:

    I’m pleased its 10 people DPF.
    Otherwise I’d think you were a total lush.

    OTOH, my wife, daughter and son-in-law and myself get through 3-4 reds p/w, and 1-2 whites.

    Maybe the pot calling the kettle…..ummm………….

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  5. Ed Snack (1,737 comments) says:

    Yes, I was interested in the origin of the corks. There are only maybe half a dozen vineyards in NZ who still value quality enough to use corks. These include Dry River (THE best in NZ, no question), Te Mata (home of Coleraine), and a couple on Waiheke including Stoneyridge, oh, and Benefield & Delamare in Martinborough.

    Actually, a rough breakdown by Vineyard would be interesting in a minor way. Unfortunately the photo is too small (at least for my eyes) to make out any details. Good drinking though, good wine is best enjoyed (IMHO) in moderate quantities. If you must drink too much, drink plonk, you won’t know the difference after the first bottle, and it’s cheaper.

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  6. mikeysmokes (269 comments) says:

    I’d rather speculate on how many bottles of piss Ali Maus drinking

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  7. Loco Burro (82 comments) says:

    You will find this year a lot of the industry will begin shifting to the Zork, a very cool aussie invention thats trying to appease the american market that hates screw-tops

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  8. Cork King (4 comments) says:

    The corks were augmented by a lot of older bottles purchased at auction or cellared for around 10 years. If only wines of less than five years of age were included there would probably have been less than 5% corks. The majority of the wine consumed is Australian (probably 70%) followed by NZ (prob 25%) – with the most common corks/caps being Penfolds, Te Mata, Dorrien Estate, D’Arenberg – and a long long tail of a wide range of other brands.

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