Building A Wine Cellar

This article originated with a text from a friend. Wondering if you’ve got a preferred source for wine cellar racking. I remember your setup and I figured with you being a cheap Scotsman you might have an opinion on the subject. I was going to buy the wall...

Philadelphia Inquirer: The newlywed cellar

Making those choices would be a challenge for even a well-seasoned wine drinker. So I turned to several Philadelphia wine experts for advice – plus specifics on how they would spend that $500 – and discovered a wide range of strategies, styles, and considerations for tackling such a happy conundrum.
The first question each one asked, though, was probably the least sexy: What is the storage situation?

“If wines are not stored in a reasonably cool, dark environment, they’re not going to hold very well,” says Keith Wallace, founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia. “Even two years out, bottles can be compromised.”

Dealing with wine fridges or a genuine basement wine cellar is a project of its own that can easily devour hundreds of dollars. But it’s a necessary evil if you plan to lay an expensive bottle down for a decade or two.

A Cellar Fit for a Queen

Props to the British government:  its wine cellar reportedly holds bottles valued in excess of $1.3M from the likes of Chateaux Lafite, Margaux, and Mouton Rothschild.  The wines are apparently at the disposal of the British foreign services department during lavish...

The b-day gift

If you were wondering what to get me for my birthday… From Vinography : These days all the new wine gadgets I hear about seem to have something to do with using magnets or cosmic rays or something to make cheap wine taste better or to make young wine taste...