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.
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“… 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
Loved this book. Very informative. Not sure the actual building of a wine cellar connects all that well with selecting the wine. Would like to see more on reading wine labels. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael L Stevens
The wife of the man it was given too has told us that he really like the book and is reading it cover to cover. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alex L. Shelton
This is a great informative book but the title is misleading. 2/3 of the book is not about cellaring wine in my opinion. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by T. A. Hansen
Jeff Cox has written a wonderful guide for cellaring wine which is nearly complete in all its details. Read morePublished on August 22, 2006 by James N. Fowler