(Note: This post is updated every once in while so it is 'up to date')
To get a better sense of my wine interest, here are my cellar stats (as of Sept/07):
Total bottles: Red 495/White 17/Sparkling 8
Generally speaking, I consider myself a 'value' guy - very few of the famous first growths, Napa cult wines, super-Tuscans, etc. Whites are under-represented, as I tend to buy these on an 'as-needed' basis. (they don't sit around for too long... )
Amongst my reds France comprises 34%, with Bordeaux nearly half (16%) and the Rhone representing 9%. Burgundy and other (Madiran, Cahors, Languedoc) regions make up the balance.
Italy is next at 26% (Tuscany at 12%, Piedmont at 10%), Australia remains 14%, and Spain has continues to represent a very low 6% (drink these too quickly). American Wine Month did a number on my USA selection, now down to 7%, which should reverse with my upcoming Sonoma trip. South America has crept up to 7%, with the balance coming from dessert wines (variety of countries) and other formats/countries.
For whites, I have only just begun collecting ageworthy wines, so this number is set to grow. However, what I have is generally for everyday drinking. I have a clear preference for Alsace whites, but I experiment heavily so I haven't settled into a white routine as of yet.
Note: the picture above is deceiving - the floor is covered with bottles.