Bloomberg.com recently ran an article called “The Real Cost of Becoming an Oenophile”. An oenophile is defined as someone who is devoted to drinking wine; to most Americans, this is a relatively new concept. So what does one need to spend to become an oenophile according to Bloomberg?
- Wine Classes
- Books and Magazines
- Wine Tastings
- Bordeaux Futures -sounds like an alcoholic derivative where you are able to purchase bottles of wine before they hit the shelves
- Wine Glasses and Accessories
- Diaries to keep track of all the wine you are tasting
- Wine Openers and sealers to keep wine fresh once is been opened
- A wine refrigerator
- Computer Apps
- Wine Vacations (think Napa, Loire, Bordeaux…)
Want to venture a guess at the estimated cost of all of this? According to Bloomberg.com it’s a total of $7,014! Is your love of all things wine worth this price? Is there something you could do without on this list or do you have any ideas on how to lessen the impact on our wallets? We would love to hear your thoughts and tips on how to save while also enjoying the finer wines in life.