Cellaring Wine: A Complete Guide to Selecting, Building, and Managing Your Wine Collection

Paperback | October 15, 2003

byJeff Cox

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Enjoy the rich and complex flavors of wine that’s been matured to its peak. In this comprehensive guide, Jeff Cox provides everything you need to know to build and maintain your own wine cellar. Whether you’re thinking of storing a few extra bottles in a spare closet or are looking to properly age a garage full of wine, you’ll find straightforward advice and helpful hints on successful cellaring techniques. Build and delight in your collection of wine while learning how to bring out the full potential of every bottle. 

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Enjoy the rich and complex flavors of wine that’s been matured to its peak. In this comprehensive guide, Jeff Cox provides everything you need to know to build and maintain your own wine cellar. Whether you’re thinking of storing a few extra bottles in a spare closet or are looking to properly age a garage full of wine, you’ll find str...

Jeff Cox is the author of 17 books on food, wine, and gardening, including From Vines to Wines and Cellaring Wine. He is a contributing editor to The Art of Eating and The Wine News and is a frequent contributor to Decanter. He has been the host of two television series, Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV. Cox lives in Ken...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2003Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580174744

ISBN - 13:9781580174749

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Part One: Why Collect and Cellar Wine?
1. Why Collect Wine?
2. Selecting and Acquiring Wine
3. How Wine Ages
4. Cellar Size and Function

Part Two: Building and Using the Wine Cellar
5. Constructing and Equipping a Wine Cellar
6. Freestanding Units and Other Cellar Options
7. Record Keeping
8. Consuming and Evaluating Wine

Bibliography
Appendixes: Wine Aroma Wheel, Wine-Growing Regions of the World, Wine-Growing Regions of Italy, Wine-Growing Regions of France, Wine-Growing Regions of Spain, Wine-Growing Regions of California, Resources
Glossary
Index

Editorial Reviews

". a simple, pleasant guidebook . Cheerful, cartoon illustrations and easy language demystify the project and can make you a co-creator of great wine." - The Wine News   "Even if a real wine cellar is a dim vision in your architectural future, this book offers something for you right now: encouragement and good, hard information." -    San Antonio Express-News   "Loaded with expert information, this volume is as accessible to novice wine collectors . as it is educational for serious oenophiles seeking to house an extensive array of vintages." - Publishers Weekly Online   "A thoughtful, easy-to-follow, and explicit guide, Cellaring Wine is confidently recommended for dedicated and aspiring wine connoisseurs." - Library Bookwatch   " . practical advice that will enable you to easily oversee the construction of a wine cellar large or small." - San Diego Union-Tribune   "Cox shares 30 years of wine-collecting wisdom . " - Northwest Palate