The Complete Wine Cellar System

Front Cover
Running Press Book Publishers, 2003 - Reference - 96 pages
The gastronomic, financial, intellectual, aesthetic, and social pleasures of wine collecting often lead to the necessity to create and maintain a wine cellar. This down-to-earth guide to conceiving, building, and using one offers in-depth explanations of the whys and wherefores. The text explores such fundamentals as understanding ideal storage conditions, designing the cellar, and choosing the appropriate storage apparatus for a particular collection. Goldberg explains the principles of organization (by grape, region, producer, and vintage, among others), and offers guidance on stocking cellar by acquiring bottles from merchants, wineries, mail order, and auction. He also suggests defining goals, such as short-term drinking or investment for resale, in order to plan the best wine cellar possible for each individual's needs. The book is accompanied by a CD with specially designed software to help you record and keep track of your wine collection. Both the CD and the book are packaged in a beautiful binder with paper included on which to print a restaurant-quality wine list.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This"kit" is not functional in a modern MAC environment. And updating is not possible. It is well priced at a 80-90% discount as you get a nice binder and some nice parchment paper, but nothing else of value. The software is totally outdated both in Windows and on MAC. And it wasn't much when it first came out. 


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Howard G. Goldberg, a staff member of the New York Times since 1970, has been a wine writer there since 1984. He writes a Sunday feature called "Wine Under $20" and a Sunday column on Long Island wines in the paper's Long Island section. He is the American-auction columnist for Decanter magazine and the New York correspondent for

Bibliographic information