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Living with Wine: Passionate Collectors, Sophisticated Cellars, and Other Rooms for Entertaining, Enjoying, and Imbibing Hardcover – October 27, 2009
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--Steve Bachmann, Vinfolio.com
"A gorgeous photographic trip to the cellars of our dreams"
--Eric Asimov, The New York Times
"Bottom Line: Every wine collector would love to have this book."
--Steve Bachmann, CEO Vinfolio
"From Napa Valley to Massachusetts, they’ve cultivated a mix of some
of the most dynamic uses of space (an under-the-staircase wine
cellar?) and the most incredible wine collections (20,000 bottles
owned by one person?)."
--Wall Street Journal Magazine
"Highly recommended for all wine aficionados!"
--Vicente Wolf Blog
About the Author
ALICE FEIRING is a James Beard Award—winning wine writer, author of The Battle for Wine and Love, and creator of the wine blog Veritas in Vino. She is the wine editor for the Los Angeles Times, and writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, Saveur, the New York Times, and other publications.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is divided into five parts: the Entertaining Pair's Lair, the Gentlemen's Haven, the Sybarite's Sanctuary, the Modernist Refuge, and Urban Retreats and Inspiring Spaces. The size of most of these cellars indicates the zeal with which wine connoisseurs will pursue their collection. While most of the featured cellars royally display 2,000 to 3,000 bottles, more than enough wine for most imbibers, one mind-boggling cellar houses 60,000 bottles of fine wine.
Most readers can only dream about having such lavish cellars for their beloved wine collections. The book does not give any estimates of the cost of designing and building these eye-popping wine cellars, but clearly these architectural marvels came at a considerable expense, in some cases exceeding the value of the wines resting inside.
This work is a coffee table book at heart that will please those who delight in marveling at what extremes collectors will go to in displaying their beloved wines. It will be particularly appealing to those who find admiration in the creative designs that the owners and artisans display in these distinctive wine cellars. The volume may even stimulate readers to embark on their own wine cellar project.
This book is extraordinary addition to the wonderful books that have been written on the subject. It shows what can be done when a love of wine supplemented by a pocketful of cash can combine to develop a wine collector's wine cellar in the most dramatic way. The book is divided into five parts.
I) The Entertaining Pair's Lair
II) The Gentleman's Haven
III) The Sybarite's Sanctuary
IV) The Modernist Refuge
V) The Urban Retreats and Inspiring Spaces
Each section is devoted to an individual collection and the pictures are STUNNING. This is a book that you can go back to time after time. Unlike wine, this book will not age. The collections are timeless, and I find that on certain nights when it is cold outside, I can find refuge and fantasy in a book like this. Everything is tasteful in this book. The world elegant is very appropriate for this book is about beauty and lifestyle.
Anyone who collects wine is PASSIONATE about the subject, and such passion projects into their method of collection. As you enter these cellars, you are propelled into a different world. This book is about architects going wild into creativity and putting it into the designs they create for the wine connoisseurs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wine cellar I designed is on the front cover, how could I not love it?Published 4 months ago by KJT
My husband, a wine enthusiast and passionate, has loved it and I as well.! We have a wine cellar which modesty aside, should be among these here photographed!Published on July 11, 2014 by lichi
We are building a wine cellar and have used this book to get a lot of ideas and recommendations. Beautiful pictures.Published on February 11, 2014 by Karrie Shroyer
Beautiful book ordered for our friends who own a winery in Napa and are building their own cellar in their home.Published on January 4, 2014 by Carole L. Sanders
Lots of traditional style, but very few contemporary style projects. Not a wide range of projects. Some very nice installations.Published on July 3, 2013 by Jerry B.
If you are designing your wine cellar, you will want this book. It has beautiful ideas and helpful information about building a wine cellar.Published on March 5, 2013 by Jeannine Douglas