Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas wines

Having some time at home over the Christmas period gave Mary a chance to sort out the cellar. We had cases and cases of wine still its cardboard boxes. But no more! And all of this to make it easier to dig out some fine wines for Christmas; modesty prevents me from naming names and vintages.

wine cellar

We had my Mum and Dad over for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and had a fine old time. As always with them the meal is the entertainment with much chat and banter. Christmas Day we had goose at 5 o'clock and then we did succumb to "couch potato syndrome" and watched a DVD of the first 'Pirates of the Carribean' with Johnny Depp.


Welshcakes Limoncello said...


The Lizard said...

A few of the bottles seem to have organized a revolt and thrown off their labels!

Rosa said...

That is some cellar you have there, Mr. English. You could hunker down for weeks there!

Ben Saunders said...

Hello Mark. My name's Ben, from Bristol - I'm in the process of converting an old coal cellar into a wine cellar - yours looks great! What year house is it? Any more wine cellar related piccies would be appreciated.

Mark McLellan said...


Built between the 1851 census and the 1861 census is as close as we can get.

See http://www.mmenterprises.co.uk/blog/2007/02/vinosafe-walk-in-wine-cellar-storage.htm - for what we used in the garage of our previous house. It saved us having to move at a time when we wanted to stay put but we desparately short of storage - the cost of the vinosafe was cheaper than moving house!

The wine racks we got from Majestic. I have a few more pictures but they basically look the same as the one you commented on.