How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar

How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar

This popular classic, which is based on the author's personal experiences of building a wine cellar in his home and collecting wines for fun and investment, is now completely updated for the modern wine collector.

Author: Richard Gold

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 9781891267000

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 887

This popular classic, which is based on the author's personal experiences of building a wine cellar in his home and collecting wines for fun and investment, is now completely updated for the modern wine collector. All of the essential construction specifications to maintain the ideal temperature and humidity conditions for long-term storage of wine are provided for the home craftsman or professional contractor. Insulation, refrigeration, and passive systems are detailed and the construction of racks and storage bins is also explained with helpful illustrations. A practical guide to selecting, recording, tracking, and enjoying your wines at their peak performance is included.
Categories: Cooking

Bacchus Me

Bacchus   Me

With acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes, Jay McInerney writes the first wine book that makes sense to all those dazed by the prevailing, dull technical wine writing.

Author: Jay Mcinerney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762785483

Category: Cooking

Page: 308

View: 568

With acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes, Jay McInerney writes the first wine book that makes sense to all those dazed by the prevailing, dull technical wine writing. McInerney generously reveals all he's learned on his worldwide journey to understand wine in chapters on reds, whites, dessert wines, champagne, aperitifs, and more. McInerney holds forth in forty-nine essays - with agile humor; an astonishing amount of hard fact, and an ample dose of personal taste - on: how to make your way around a German wine label; what to drink with Thanksgiving turkey; the truth about Zinfandels; why Burgundy is so hard to predict; Napa Valley's finest winemakers; the pleasure of flinty Chablis, the deep satisfaction of port, the glorious potential of Oregon's Pinot Noir; the respectability of RosT; and the most colorful characters in the business. It is actually possible for a reader of Bacchus & Me to take what is learned to the bank, and immediately thereafter to wine shop or restaurant to indulge in the wine of his or her fantasy with the confidence of a sommelier. Bacchus & Me is for everyone interested in learning more about the wines of the world. For both those of broad means and of modest purse, there is intense vicarious pleasure to be found in McInerney's vinous adventures.
Categories: Cooking

Stalin s Wine Cellar

Stalin s Wine Cellar

John and Kevin embarked on an audacious, colourful and potentially dangerous journey to Georgia to discover if the wines actually existed; if the bottles were authentic and whether the entire collection could be bought and transported to a ...

Author: John Baker

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781760893149

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 642

In the late 1990s, John Baker was known as a purveyor of quality rare and old wines. Always entrepreneurial and up for adventure, he was the perfect person for an occasional business partner to approach with a mysterious wine list that was foreign to anything John, or his second-in-command, Kevin Hopko, had ever come across. The list was discovered to be a comprehensive catalogue of the wine collection of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. The wine had become the property of the state after the Russian Revolution of 1918, during which Nicholas and his entire family were executed. Now owned by Stalin, the wine was discreetly removed to a remote Georgian winery when Stalin was concerned the advancing Nazi army might overrun Russia, and inevitably loot artefacts and treasures. Half a century later, the wine was rumoured to be hidden underground and off any known map. John and Kevin embarked on an audacious, colourful and potentially dangerous journey to Georgia to discover if the wines actually existed; if the bottles were authentic and whether the entire collection could be bought and transported to a major London auction house for sale. Stalin's Wine Cellar is a wild, sometimes rough ride in the glamorous world of high-end wine. From Double Bay Sydney to Tbilisi Georgia, via the streets of Paris, the vineyards of Bordeaux and iconic Château d'Yquem. A multimillion dollar cellar and a breathtaking collection of wine (and one very expensive broken bottle) is the elusive treasure. The cast of characters include Stalin, Hitler, Tsar Nicholas II and a motley bunch of Georgian businessmen/cowboys toting handguns, in the early days of Russian business development that led to the world of Putin and oligarchs.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

Author: Edward Bonetti

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015010218751

Category: United States

Page: 170

View: 516

Categories: United States

A Hedonist in the Cellar

A Hedonist in the Cellar

Jay McInerney, internationally celebrated author of Bright Lights, Big City, turns his hand to his lifelong love affair with wine.

Author: Jay McInerney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408834770

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 980

Jay McInerney, internationally celebrated author of Bright Lights, Big City, turns his hand to his lifelong love affair with wine. Pearls of wisdom are offered on the subjects of the best wine for romantics, the parallels between Californian wines and floundering Hollywood stars, the choice of wine for the author's own debauched forty-eighth birthday party, the 'high-testosterone grape' that is Colin Farrell, absinthe, 'the wild green fairy', and what wine is best drunk with chocolate. At the same time McInerney is a genuine connoisseur, taking the reader on a tour through the wine regions of the world and imparting tried and tested advice on grapes and vintages, bouquets, noses and finishes.
Categories: Art

Life on the Road with the Master Wine Cellar Builder

Life on the Road with the Master Wine Cellar Builder

This book is about all the adventures that I have experienced in my journey to places where most people do not get to go.

Author: John Seitz

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456797652

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 405

This book is about all the adventures that I have experienced in my journey to places where most people do not get to go. This is not just about all the stars and celebrities and their wine cellars but is about people, monuments, things, and places along the roads of this great country of ours. Wine cellars are a thing of beauty and a place of refuge. They have become more and more popular over the years. Some of the nation wine enthusiasts, including stars and celebrities, have had them built in their homes and restaurants... I am the guy who built some of these wine cellars. I have been designing and constructing some of the most beautiful wine cellars in America for over 15 years. Today, I am considered by most, to be The Master Wine Cellar Builder in the U.S. My past clients consist of quite an A-List. Regis Philbin to Rusty Wallace to CEO’s of major corporations, and restaurant chains like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses. My way of doing things is not the ordinary way. Many years ago I packed up my entire business and converted the “basement” of an my RV into a rolling workshop, and hit the road. My company, The Magnum Company Inc, is completely 100% mobile, building wine cellars across the nation. I spend 365 days a year traveling back and forth across this country of ours, building wine cellars, camping in RV resorts, golfing, and of course drinking some of the finest wines. I am part nomad, part craftsman and 100% friendly, with a glass of wine for every stranger meet, in every campground I stay. Since about 1995, wine cellars, have become extremely popular on both the East and West Coasts and of course in the Midwest. My company is devoted exclusively to the design, consultation, and construction of custom wine cellars. It’s a true adventure! You will learn the proper way to store your wines. The drama that surrounds some of the wine cellar installs. What happens to us if The Wine Cellar RV has to go to the shop. But in the end, you will see some of America’s great wine cellars. Get a great tip on some of the world’s finest wines. Along with good food, good wine, good stories and amazing craftsmanship and construction for some of the country’s biggest wine enthusiast! Who knows you might even meet a star or two along the way. I choose to live anywhere The Wine Cellar RV will take me. I could be eating lunch in Manhattan with a friend or building a wine cellar for a star or celebrity across the country, seeing more of the country in a month than most people might see in a lifetime. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit through the United States.
Categories: Travel

The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

Children should be children, no need to subject them to adult problems. This in
itself speaks for itself. Behave and show respect! This was the bible in her home.
The Wine Cellar is a compassionate story of a young girl who strives for peace, ...

Author: Angela Fede

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496938503

Category: Religion

Page: 66

View: 709

This heartwarming inspirational memoir is the story of a young girl, Francine Gilliamo. She was born and raised in Queens, New York to Italian immigrant parents. Her quest in life was to abide by her strict moral and religious upbringing her father demands from her. She is totally consumed with trying to do the proper things and yet inadvertently slips away from time to time into a more liberal and enchanting life. The fear of God is overwhelming to her, as she struggles very hard not to commit a sin. Her cravings are tremendous for there is a strong appetite to become recognized as an individual and also needing the respect from others. Being of Italian descent was shameful for her as a child. This inadequacy caused her to be very shy and limited especially in the presence of her peers. Her first encounter with this bigotry was felt on her first day of fifth grade in 1954. Francine assisted her father in the making of the wine. This was the evening prior to her first day of school. Her hands were stained with purple tint. This was noticed by her schoolmates. When they asked her why her hands were of this color, she told them she made wine with her father. She was tormented and teased. They actually asked her if she used her dirty Italian feet in the process. This was only the beginning of a long painful and yet miraculous journey into life for Francine. This child was able to turn harsh situations into an asset for her. There was a constant ache inside of her soul, but it very rarely showed. Francine was torn between her strict moral father and her own free will. At times she felt she had a two sided brain. The predicaments she encounters are astounding and how she conducts herself is genuinely moving. She has expressed great honesty in this writing and most of all much sincerity. At times the reader will shed a tear and feel upset for this girl, but ironically this child's life blossoms into a reality of nothing but love, devotion and especially pride. The death of her parents is a tragedy for Francine, but this tragedy becomes a sincere inspirational prophecy for life itself. What she was taught and how she accepted this learning eventually is applied to her adult life in the rearing of her two sons. It is done with eloquence and pride. Eventually, the Italian develops into a sense of dignity. Francine feels forgiveness for her childhood and learned that this rearing gave her encouragement and enlightenment to raise her family with grace. Daydreaming was a common occurrence and she especially loved the memories of the Diner in Queens. Sins were forgiven there. You could confess your sins and never receive penance. The church dances were considered a ticket to heaven and the people of the church were your vehicles. Seeing her mother grow sick and old alters Francine somewhat, for she at times becomes cold and distant to her husband Michael. She fears growing old and knows she will one day be aged. Francine defies her menopause with false and ruthless analogies. Not me, I'm not in menopause! As a child there was very little time for psychological comfort. Negativity and problems were never discussed in the presence of the children. Children should be children, no need to subject them to adult problems. This in itself speaks for itself. Behave and show respect! This was the bible in her home. The Wine Cellar is a compassionate story of a young girl who strives for peace, love, respect, not only for herself but for others as well.
Categories: Religion

A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar

A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar

The wine cellar was well utilised back then. When my mother bought the farm,
since half of it was a wine estate we were members of the KWV and allowed to
purchase wine at cost price. I used to go to their offices every year and buy a
year's ...

Author: Patricia Cavendish O'Neil

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 9781868424870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 609

From the international best-selling author of A Lion in the Bedroom, Pat Cavendish O'Neill, comes another glimpse into her extravagant and adventurous life ... In 1968, Pat Cavendish O'Neill reluctantly left her magical years in Kenya behind to join her mother in Somerset West, South Africa. She left behind her wonderful friends, a life she loved and, even more heart-breaking, her beloved lioness Tana. However, arriving at her new home on Broadlands Farm, Pat soon found a different channel for her extraordinary gift with animals when she revealed a sharp eye for identifying winning race horses, turning Broadlands into a renowned stud farm. As always, the women attracted a colourful international audience into their extremely lavish lifestyle - champagne and caviar were the order of the day - and Pat and her mother would regularly fly to Australia to bid on some of the world's finest fillies and colts. Pat's fierce of love of animals has resulted in her opening heart and home to a variety of creatures, from monkeys to baboons, birds, sheep, pigs and horses, to a pack of seventeen dogs and a goat all living underfoot. But a rescued chimp named Kalu found his way deepest into her heart. For over 40 years Pat and Kalu have lived at Broadlands together and the one without the other is a picture incomplete. Today, at the age of 87, Pat leads a very different life from the enormous privilege and wealth into which she was born, yet she still remains true to her first love of animals.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

Author: Kevin Zraly

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:36347042

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 20

View: 464

Categories: Wine and wine making

Wine Cellar Design

Wine Cellar Design

This book is packed with ideas and technical information for designing safe, stylish, beautiful wine cellars. Essays by leading designers and a section detailing the proper construction of a wine cellar make this an invaluable reference.

Author: Tina Skinner

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 076432862X

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

View: 649

Over 300 images of wine cellars immerse you into the stylish and impressive world of today's vintage connoisseur. A wine cellar is becoming a standard feature of today's luxury home. The ability to invest in fine wines, to age them properly, and to have them on hand for entertaining is a luxury more people can afford. This book is packed with ideas and technical information for designing safe, stylish, beautiful wine cellars. Essays by leading designers and a section detailing the proper construction of a wine cellar make this an invaluable reference.
Categories: Architecture

La Diabla

La Diabla

This is the story of how she wandered away from the Wine Cellar one evening during a wine tasting event. Suffering from a case of Followshernoseitis she gets lost and spends the next 13 months traveling with a homeless gentleman.

Author: La Diabla

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456754914

Category: Pets

Page: 72

View: 922

La Diabla, rescued by a local businessman and his wife, finds a loving home and fulfilling career as hostess of the Old Town Wine Cellar. This is the story of how she wandered away from the Wine Cellar one evening during a wine tasting event. Suffering from a case of Followshernoseitis she gets lost and spends the next 13 months traveling with a homeless gentleman. He takes her under his wing, feeding and caring for her while they traveled across the desert to Quartzsite. Read how she meets and greets the fascinating animals who roam the desert, the various snowbirds who frequent the desert in the winter, and eventually finds her way home.
Categories: Pets

Wine Cellar Journal

Wine Cellar Journal

There are so many different kinds of that make each bottle unique and it is difficult to keep track of what you have like and taste. This "Wine Cellar Journal" will assist you to take note and record the wine that you tasted.

Author: Janelle Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1078448221

Category:

Page: 150

View: 432

Wine experts are part of the wine industry who grow grapes, prepare the wine in a bottle, sell it, recommended to clients and serve the wine. There are so many different kinds of that make each bottle unique and it is difficult to keep track of what you have like and taste. This "Wine Cellar Journal" will assist you to take note and record the wine that you tasted. You could also use it as part of a journal intended to help people improve their lifestyle or log positive things in their life. We have kept it simple. Wines are listed in the front of this Journal. Wine Name Winery Region WIne Produce Grapes Type Vintage Alcohol % Appearance Aroma Body Taste Pair with Serving Temperature Your Rating (1-10): Notes
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Tony Aspler s Cellar Book

Tony Aspler s Cellar Book

Tony’s suggestions for general approaches to establishing a cellar, specific bottles and even themes will help you create the perfect collection — big or small.

Author: Tony Aspler

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 9780307372710

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 731

Tony Aspler returns with a book for anyone who has fallen under the spell of the glorious grape — and dreamed of having their very own wine cellar. Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book provides guidelines for anyone, whether their regular tipple is a $15-Australian or a $100-Bordeaux, who wants to keep a supply of wines that will age with grace and flavour and be ready to consume for a mid-week dinner or a spontaneous celebration. Tony’s suggestions for general approaches to establishing a cellar, specific bottles and even themes will help you create the perfect collection — big or small. Basic techniques for evaluating the right cellar for your needs are accompanied by sidebars of cellaring experience and advice from well-known wine celebrities. Follow Tony as he builds his own cellar in his condo, while picking up tips on how to build your own.
Categories: Cooking

The Wine Cellar Manual

The Wine Cellar Manual

Author: Keith Power

Publisher:

ISBN: 0962110922

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 176

View: 976

Categories: Wine and wine making

Wolf in the Wine Cellar

Wolf in the Wine Cellar

These are the tales of love and amorous unions between the man-servants who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Adam, a young servant, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night.

Author: Devan Déraciné

Publisher:

ISBN: 1695574230

Category:

Page: 25

View: 860

Between two major cities lies a mountain range with one main road between the two, Marchand Pass. Named after the family who owns the land. These are the tales of love and amorous unions between the man-servants who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Adam, a young servant, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night. Impossible, because he has next to no knowledge about wines despite his deceased father had once been an expert. Venturing into the enormous wine cellar, with only a single candle to light his way, he looks for something that might please his Lord. Focused, and unaware, Adam doesn't realize a fellow servant has snuck into the cellar behind him. What follows is the most pleasurable time of Adam's young life, but as he finds out, Ken never gives without a price.
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Wolf in the Wine Cellar

Wolf in the Wine Cellar

These are the tales of love and amorous unions between the man-servants who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Adam, a young servant, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night.

Author: Claire The Word Witch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798638796501

Category:

Page: 26

View: 562

Between two major cities lies a mountain range with one main road between the two, Marchand Pass. Named after the family who owns the land. These are the tales of love and amorous unions between the man-servants who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Adam, a young servant, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night. Impossible, because he has next to no knowledge about wines despite his deceased father had once been an expert. Venturing into the enormous wine cellar, with only a single candle to light his way, he looks for something that might please his Lord. Focused, and unaware, Adam doesn't realize a fellow servant has snuck into the cellar behind him. What follows is the most pleasurable time of Adam's young life, but as he finds out, Ken never gives without a price.
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