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The Best Cellar

October 26, 2011

The Best Cellar

If it happens in a wine cellar, Jeff Smith has done it. As owner-operator of Carte du Vin, the country’s leading wine cellar management company, Smith knows his wine. In The Best Cellar, he lays out step-by-step advice on how to buy and sell, how to maintain your collection, and how to prepare a Carte du Vin wine cellar inventory. A must-have book for wine lovers, his adventures in the wine trade make for an insightful and riotously funny read.

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Wine Cellar – A Wine Tasting Game

This is a vintage game from 1971 that appears to be a wine tasting party game. The object is to travel around the California game board and learn about the different varieties of wine and fill your ‘wine cellar’ card with your favorite wines.



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Wine Cellar Tapestry Wall Hanging Made USA 26 x 36 New

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Custom Wine Racks – When to have them built for your Home Wine Cellar

So you’re building a wine cellar for your home. You want to make it nice, but don’t want to go overboard with the price, because hey, you’d like to spend it on wine instead of wood! The question comes to weather you should use pre-built wine racks, or have them custom built for your room. Because of the cost-benefit analysis, this can be a hangup for many people. Custom wine racks will obviously cost more than the premade systems, but the touch of luxury and uniqueness might be what you want. We’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of getting Custom Wine Racks for your wine cellar.

Advantages of Custom Wine Racks

Custom built wine racks have a few noteworthy differences over their pre-made counterparts. First of all, the system is built to fit exactly in your wine cellar. You will not have to worry about piecing and placing pre-constructed systems together to look good in your cellar. Custom wine racks are obviously designed, constructed and finished specifically for and in your cellar. A custom rack system will add more value to your cellar, and in turn your home, because people love the details and uniqueness of customization. The racks will also look exactly how you want them to look. If your wine cellar has a unique design style, layout, or specific size constraints, a custom wine rack system may be the only way to go to get an amazing product in the end.

Disadvantages of Custom Wine Racks

The biggest disadvantage of getting custom wine racks for your home wine cellar is the costs associated. The systems usually come with a high price tag because they are custom designed and built for your cellar. This fact alone is the biggest decision point for most people. You can build a wine cellar for decently cheaper if you use pre-constructed wine racks, or even make them yourself. Custom built wine racks aren’t the best idea if you are trying to build on a budget.


In conclusion, Custom Wine Racks can be the touch of class and luxury that you’re looking for in your home wine cellar, but will come with a price. You will have to examine at your own situation and decide for yourself if the luxury and customization justified the extra cost. For most people looking at putting in a home wine cellar, money isn’t too much of an issue (wine cellars aren’t quite a basic life need), so it can be a good idea. For others who are looking for a cheaper way to put a cellar in their home, custom wine racks aren’t probably as good of an idea as buying premade ones or building them yourself.

Mr. Slackjaw, Boss Christ & Stomping Nick at Wine Cellar
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Wine Cellar on 26/06/10

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Stomping Nick and His Blues Grenade:

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Question by playhound: Which New York City restaurants have the best wine cellars?

Best answer:

Answer by briefing007
I like the following:

Gotham Bar & Grill
Per Se
Eleven Madison Park

Add your own answer in the comments!

Part 16 of a multi-part series of how to build your wine cellar from Vigilant Woodworks. This segment discusses wine cellar lighting and the types that will work within the wine cellar and are safe for the wine.
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