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When is it okay to turn down free wine?


Sooooooo, my dad got several cases of wine from a dead hoarder.   Yeah, that’s right.

There was a man.  He was apparently a hoarder.  He died.  His family cleaned out his house post-mortem and gave my father (WHY?) a bunch of wine.  Like 4 or 5 cases dating back to the 50’s.  My father sent a case home with me.   What he plans on doing with the other cases, I have no idea…..

So, here’s my question….  is this wine too gross/ old/ tainted/ haunted to drink?

I’m not usually one to turn down free booze and the bottles WERE dusted off before they came into my possession…  However, I keep flashing back to the one and only episode I ever saw of Hoarders…a portion of an episode actually… or maybe it was just a preview…. I dunno…   anyway– it is burned into my mind for all time.    So it’s difficult for me to reconcile my disgust with hoarding with my love of (and some would say “reliance on”) wine.

And here’s the real problem… God knows WHAT has crawled ON, around, around, around, around, over, under and through  (Thank you Sesame Street for teaching me my prepositions) those bottles over the past several decades…

I think I’m going to have to sleep on this one..  But I’m not sure if I can sleep with dead hoarder possessions in my home.   Can I ?    I can try.   But it seems like the stuff nightmares are made of.

Maybe I’ll let Seven drink it.  He doesn’t have my conscience.  Or my superstitions.  ( or my taste in good wine)

Yeah.. that’s what I’ll do..    Seven can drink it.   If it’s bad he won’t notice.  If he gets sick, that’ll be a shame.  And if it’s haunted… well… shit.

Shit. Shit. Shit.  Shitballs. Shit…   Such a dilemma.      Shit.


btw:  Here is my dead hoarder wine….  (and NO~~ NONE of it is actually Concannon)




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10 Responses to "When is it okay to turn down free wine?"

  1. Brenda Boo says:

    I think you should honor the sad mentally disturbed dead guy by hoarding the wine and bequeathing it to your first born in your will. What a great story. That box o’ wine will be around 100 years from now and your future offspring will be charmed by your sensitivity and weirdness. “Oh, Great Grandma D…what a nut bag.’ Plus you’ll make the dead guy happy that at least one of his possessions is still being hoarded.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      you’re weirder than me. just sayin…. 🙂 xxoxo

  2. Chrissy says:

    Halloween is around the corner, you can officially label it ‘Dead Hoarder Wine’ and hand it out to the trick or treatier parents. It will be cool even if it tastes like ass and if they get sick, they wont know if its the wine or all the candy they stol from their kids! … Unless they read this blog.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      genius! I’ll being on my “Dead Hoarder” labels…

  3. Mendy says:

    We go to my Mother in law’s house every other week for dinner. She has a massive wine cellar filled with old wine. It has become our goal to drink up all of the “old” expensive wine she has collected. What is she saving it for any way? Over half of the time it is bad, I mean really bad! We try to strain in, decant it, what ever we can do. Over half of the time it is bad, so we just pour it out and try another. Give it a shot, if it it has turned just a little, you may be able to cook with it, if not just pour it out. Always have a back up plan though, I don’t want you to be wineless when you NEED it.

  4. NicolleDPhotography says:

    That made me giggle…even more when you decided to pawn it off on seven. WHY seven BTW? Why not something more SVEN~like? Knowing you, I probably should not be even asking!
    OK, back to the dead guys wine from 1942…what’s another day of fermentation? OH and the flowers by the casket pic of wine is a nice touch…doo-doo-doo-doo doo-doo-doo-doo….BOO!

  5. Robyn says:

    OK seriously you know you can google the wine and the year right? cuz some of that stuff gets past its prime and it’s basically vinegar. you wouldn’t get past the cork anyway. but it could also be amazing (I’m seriously doubting it, but you never know). I am concerned about the wastefulness of wine here so for goodness sakes email me the wine info and I’ll find out for you. cuz I’m all practical like that.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      Puh-leeze… Seven is 2 bottles into that case already… I have refrained.

  6. Stacey Briscoe says:

    So, can I assume from this repost that Seven didn’t croak from dead hoarder alcohol poisening? and you still have bottles left??? Happy Halloween!!

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