The Home Wine Cellar

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Running Press, 2004 - House & Home - 176 pages
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Finally, the most informative, fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to designing and building your own home wine cellar! This beautifully photographed and illustrated full-color book covers all of the details of locating and preparing the right construction area. It includes the latest designs, as well as up-to-date racking and organization styles and techniques. Perhaps most important, this book addresses all the thorny challenges of temperature and humidity control—just where most home wine cellars fail. Having a wine cellar is a hot trend among homeowners, and contractors throughout the country are including them in new construction. This copiously illustrated “hammer and nails” book is by far the best DIY guide available.
  

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The home wine cellar: a complete guide to design and construction

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"Every bottle of wine--regardless of its vintage or variety--deserves proper storage and care," says Sims, a California carpenter specializing in wine cellar construction. This unique book promises to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
Making a Room for Wine
16
Converting Space
26
CHAPTER FIVE
37
CHAPTERTHREE
45
Custom Racking
52
CHAPTER FOUR
63
Using SelfContained Wine Storage Units
84
Wine Cellar Utilities
108
Specialized Cellar Equipment
126
Three Common Sites for Wine Cellars
132
Basement Installations
142
CHAPTER SEVEN
149
Maintaining Your Cellar
156
Pairing Food with Wine
168
Copyright

Chapter Introduction
89

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Perry Sims lives in El Dorado Hills, California.

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