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Cellaring wine : managing your wine collection ... to perfection
Cox, Jeff, 1940-
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Publication Information:
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., [2003]

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xii, 259 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
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TP548.2 .C69 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

Jeff Cox is a contributing editor to The Wine News, senior editor of Global Vintage Quarterly, and writes frequently for Decanter and Fine Wine Folio

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Loaded with expert information, this volume is as accessible to novice wine collectors with a few bottles to store as it is educational for serious oenophiles seeking to house an extensive array of vintages. But unlike many wine tomes, it doesn't take itself too seriously-Cox (From Vines to Wines) admits early on to a "soft spot in my heart for white Zinfandel." The book is divided into two sections; the first addresses the general principles of collecting and acquiring wine, while the second goes into great detail about building and using a wine cellar. Sidebars address such topics as guidelines for wine aging, vertical tastings, cooling a cellar, storing wine on its side and "the future of corks." Whimsical illustrations throughout by William Bramhall are a constant reminder that collecting wine should be an enjoyable activity. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Part 1 Why Collect and Cellar Wine?p. 1
1. Why Collect Wine?p. 2
2. Selecting and Acquiring Winep. 23
3. How Wine Agesp. 53
4. Cellar Size and Functionp. 99
Part 2 Building and Using the Wine Cellarp. 121
5. Constructing and Equipping a Wine Cellarp. 122
6. Freestanding Units and Other Cellar Optionsp. 158
7. Record Keepingp. 186
8. Consuming and Evaluating Winep. 209
Bibliographyp. 231
Appendixesp. 232
Wine Aroma Wheelp. 233
Wine-Growing Regions of the Worldp. 234
Wine-Growing Regions of Italyp. 234
Wine-Growing Regions of Francep. 235
Wine-Growing Regions of Spainp. 235
Wine-Growing Regions of Californiap. 236
Resourcesp. 237
Glossaryp. 244
Indexp. 249