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Old 01-20-2022, 10:08 AM   #8521
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I was going through my wine storage and i have some old bottles from about 2017. Opened one up and its still fine (screw top) but it was left over wedding table wine and isnt a particularly good wine really. I have about 10 bottles left and dont want them.

So, rather than dump them, i got the thought of leaving them in my back alley or somewhere for a homeless person(s) to imbibe if they so choose, or dump the bottles for money.

Is this a bad idea?
What happens if kids find them?

I wouldn’t do it. Pour them out and then put the empty’s out.
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:10 AM   #8522
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Wine spritzers are good too. Sprite / Gingerale and wine. Refreshing.
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:11 AM   #8523
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Quick thought / question / am i the a*hole?

I was going through my wine storage and i have some old bottles from about 2017. Opened one up and its still fine (screw top) but it was left over wedding table wine and isnt a particularly good wine really. I have about 10 bottles left and dont want them.

So, rather than dump them, i got the thought of leaving them in my back alley or somewhere for a homeless person(s) to imbibe if they so choose, or dump the bottles for money.

Is this a bad idea?
I saw this on Reddit a while ago

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I'd say when your having a good day, #### it, crack open a bottle and down it with the missus after dinner you might even get lucky that night if you are both tipsy. You apparently have 10 chances at it.
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:13 AM   #8524
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… also I don’t know if the alcohol content is enough to keep the bottles from exploding in the cold, so putting them in the alley might be bad.
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:15 AM   #8525
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Quick thought / question / am i the a*hole?

I was going through my wine storage and i have some old bottles from about 2017. Opened one up and its still fine (screw top) but it was left over wedding table wine and isnt a particularly good wine really. I have about 10 bottles left and dont want them.

So, rather than dump them, i got the thought of leaving them in my back alley or somewhere for a homeless person(s) to imbibe if they so choose, or dump the bottles for money.

Is this a bad idea?
It's probably illegal given minors could grab them...


Probably best to throw it up on the buy and sell forum for free if you just want to get rid of them.
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:26 AM   #8526
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Quick thought / question / am i the a*hole?

I was going through my wine storage and i have some old bottles from about 2017. Opened one up and its still fine (screw top) but it was left over wedding table wine and isnt a particularly good wine really. I have about 10 bottles left and dont want them.

So, rather than dump them, i got the thought of leaving them in my back alley or somewhere for a homeless person(s) to imbibe if they so choose, or dump the bottles for money.

Is this a bad idea?
Not drinking them is a bad idea
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:32 AM   #8527
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You have to open every bottle and sample it before giving it away if there is any possibility of it being bad. Maybe do only one a day just in case…
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:48 AM   #8528
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I wouldn’t do it. Pour them out and then put the empty’s out.
Hey...they're suffering through this pandemic just like the rest of us.
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:50 AM   #8529
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Probably the same thing as when 12 yr old UCB found a carton of darts behind the school. Jumping, hollering, fist pumps, vomiting.
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:53 AM   #8530
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fair advice all around. i figured it wasnt a great idea hence asking.

I dont think there is any way we drink them at this point. They will likely be dumped
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:56 AM   #8531
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fair advice all around. i figured it wasnt a great idea hence asking.

I dont think there is any way we drink them at this point. They will likely be dumped
FWIW, I thought it was a really cool idea and think you'd be a legend at the homeless camp. I think you should do it. Why let them go to waste? The debbie downer posse was in full effect on answering this one. It's nice, it wouldn't hurt anybody, it's generous...there's literally no downside.
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FWIW, I thought it was a really cool idea and think you'd be a legend at the homeless camp. I think you should do it. Why let them go to waste? The debbie downer posse was in full effect on answering this one. It's nice, it wouldn't hurt anybody, it's generous...there's literally no downside.

Except exploding wine bottles in the alley when it goes to -30.
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FWIW, I thought it was a really cool idea and think you'd be a legend at the homeless camp. I think you should do it. Why let them go to waste? The debbie downer posse was in full effect on answering this one. It's nice, it wouldn't hurt anybody, it's generous...there's literally no downside.
Leaving them in the back alley is a bad idea (broken glass, kids etc...) Taking them to a downtown bottle depot, and giving them out would be cool.
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Except exploding wine bottles in the alley when it goes to -30.
Okay, well I assumed he'd have figured that part out.
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Probably the same thing as when 12 yr old UCB found a cartoon of darts behind the school. Jumping, hollering, fist pumps, vomiting.
This took me a second to sort out. The visual was of Mickey Mouse playing darts.
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fair advice all around. i figured it wasnt a great idea hence asking.

I dont think there is any way we drink them at this point. They will likely be dumped
Nooooooo!!!! Don't waste it!!! At least consider mulling the wine!!!

I really don't think there's a wine bad enough you cannot mull it. You might not be able to sangria it, but mulling for sure should work.
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This took me a second to sort out. The visual was of Mickey Mouse playing darts.
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Okay, well I assumed he'd have figured that part out.

That sounds like nothing but a lot of hassle.
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FWIW, I thought it was a really cool idea and think you'd be a legend at the homeless camp. I think you should do it. Why let them go to waste? The debbie downer posse was in full effect on answering this one. It's nice, it wouldn't hurt anybody, it's generous...there's literally no downside.
I think there are certainly some issues with it, which means i likely won't do it. But i did think it was a better idea than tossing them out.

Im don't have an issue with potentially enabling an addiction. I could throw them up for free to anyone and it could be enabling an addiction. Giving an addict half a dozen bottles at once may not be overly prudent. maybe i spread them around and hide clues

(for the bottles exploding i wouldnt put them out until the weather was good)
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I think there are certainly some issues with it, which means i likely won't do it. But i did think it was a better idea than tossing them out.

Im don't have an issue with potentially enabling an addiction. I could throw them up for free to anyone and it could be enabling an addiction. Giving an addict half a dozen bottles at once may not be overly prudent. maybe i spread them around and hide clues

(for the bottles exploding i wouldnt put them out until the weather was good)
Lol!

Did anyone else get a chuckle out of Cappy running an unofficial Hobo Scavenger Hunt for Wine?

Just hide the wine, head to the Drop-In center and hand out cards with clues and see what happens!
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