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.

How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar

Author: Richard M. Gold, Ph. D.

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 0932664369

Page: 256

View: 746

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.

A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar

In 1968, Pat Cavendish O'Neill reluctantly left her magical years in Kenya behind to join her mother in Somerset West, South Africa.

A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar

Author: Pat Cavendish O'Neill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781868424856

Page: 253

View: 635

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.

Whispers in the Wine Cellar

A florist, an estate agent, a prostitute, a call centre operative, a wife and mother.

Whispers in the Wine Cellar

Author: KEELEY. WEBB

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780244553265

Page: 190

View: 550

A florist, an estate agent, a prostitute, a call centre operative, a wife and mother. What could possibly link them all? A love of flowers. That was a start. A skilled florist, who uses his produce and charm to select his beautiful victims. Compliance is a must. You will be bound, you will be kept, you will be broken. Failure to comply is not an option. Can they keep his interest? Can they follow his rules? A distraught ex-husband, faithful friends and loving parents. The search has started, the clock is ticking. Who will survive of those that are missing?

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.

Bacchus   Me

Author: Jay Mcinerney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762785489

Page: 308

View: 446

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.

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 ...

Stalin s Wine Cellar

Author: John Baker

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760893145

Page: 336

View: 267

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.

The Wine Cellar

This heartwarming inspirational memoir is the story of a young girl, Francine Gilliamo.

The Wine Cellar

Author: Angela Fede

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149693850X

Page: 66

View: 234

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.

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.

How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar

Author: Richard Gold

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 1891267000

Page: 144

View: 895

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.

Wolf in the Wine Cellar

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

Wolf in the Wine Cellar

Author: Claire The Word Witch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 28

View: 567

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 and maids who serve in the manor of Lord Marchand.Eve, a young maid, has been put into the impossible position of choosing the wine for the Lord Marchand each night. Impossible, because she has next to no knowledge about wines despite her deceased father had once been an expert. Venturing into the enormous wine cellar, with only a single candle to light her way, she looks for something that might please her Lord. Focused, and unaware, Eve doesn't realize a fellow servant has snuck into the cellar behind her. What follows is the most pleasurable time of Eve's young life, but as she finds out, Ken never gives without a price.

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.

La Diabla

Author: La Diabla

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456754912

Page: 72

View: 939

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.

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.

Wolf in the Wine Cellar

Author: Devan Déraciné

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781695574236

Page: 25

View: 661

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.

Life on the Road with the Master Wine Cellar Builder

I had been in the building business for over thirty-five years and have worked variously as Foreman, Superintendent, and Project Manager on a multitude of construction projects.

Life on the Road with the Master Wine Cellar Builder

Author: John Seitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781456797669

Page: 128

View: 502

I had been in the building business for over thirty-five years and have worked variously as Foreman, Superintendent, and Project Manager on a multitude of construction projects. Before this I ran my own general contracting company which specialized in restoration and renovation.For many years when I realized that there was an unfulfilled niche in my life. When asked by a friend to build him a wine cellar, I knew that this what I wanted to do. After building wine cellars in St. Louis as a side line, I decided to put a motorhome on the road, to travel from coast to coast to follow that dream. I now travel around the country in an American Eagle Motorhome seeing more of the country in a month than most people might see in a lifetime. Wine cellars, by now, have become extremely popular on both the East and West Coasts and the Midwest. So my company was devoted exclusively to the design, consultation, and construction of custom wine cellars. Now having built wine cellars for over 15 years, I am very fluent in the design, construction, and temperature control of wine cellars. I have built wine cellars have for stars, celebrities, sports figures, CEO's, and top restaurants across the country. I was one of those people that I now preach in my blogs and articles to new clients not to use. "Don't let your wine cellar be the first one that your contractor builds." I studied with as many manufactures as I could. I went to their plants all over the country, from Ohio to New Hampshire to California. . People even e-mailed in, telling them they saw and talked with me. The wineries and vineyards treated me as VIP. I never had to pay for any wine tasting, and was always given a bottle or two, sometimes a case to take with me. All the wines that were given to me, I would invite people, when I stopped, all to have a glass with me. When in some of these RV Resorts, everyone was always up for a glass of wine with the Winecellarguy. I choose to live anywhere my motorhome will take me. I could be eating lunch in Manhattan with a friend to building a wine cellar for a star or celebrity across the country.

Wine Cellar Design

Interviews with design professionals round out the book.

Wine Cellar Design

Author: Wang Chen

Publisher: Artpower International Publishing

ISBN: 9789881998538

Page: 232

View: 763

Every serious wine connoisseur dreams of building a wine cellar to house their precious collections. With so many factors to take into account - location, interior design, lighting, temperature control, storage - it's not as simple as one would think. Wine Cellar Design offers a comprehensive crash course in how to design and build your own cellar, going over all the factors that affect the function of the cellar, as well as the basic design principles. Interviews with design professionals round out the book. SELLING POINTS: * A comprehensive overview of the best wine cellar design * Includes examples of commercial wine cellars, private cellars, and wine cabinets * Includes interviews with professional designers who share their experiences of designing wine cellars 400 colour images

The Complete Wine Cellar System

Enables the user to organize a wine collection and create a restaurant-style wine list using the paechment paper provided in the binder.

The Complete Wine Cellar System

Author: Perseus

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762415571

Page: 96

View: 406

Enables the user to organize a wine collection and create a restaurant-style wine list using the paechment paper provided in the binder.

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.

Wine Cellar Design

Author: Tina Skinner

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764328626

Page: 221

View: 749

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.

The Penguin Wine Cellar Book

Cellaring wine is one of life's most rewarding hobbies. The satisfaction to be had from collecting wine is immense. The Penguin Wine Cellar Book is designed to help you catalogue and keep track of your wine collection.

The Penguin Wine Cellar Book

Author: Huon Hooke

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780670883141

Page: 235

View: 99

Cellaring wine is one of life's most rewarding hobbies. The satisfaction to be had from collecting wine is immense. The Penguin Wine Cellar Book is designed to help you catalogue and keep track of your wine collection. In doing this, it develops progressively into a wine-lover's journal, enticing you to keep a diary of the pleasure you've had drinking the wines you've cellared, sharing them with good friends and good food over the years. With an introduction by Huon Hooke, including notes on how to establish and maintain a wine cellar effectively, and a two-page grid for each wine to facilitate your record-keeping, this beautifully printed and bound book is ideal for anyone with a wine cellar, or interested in beginning one.