Keys to the Cellar: Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting

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"Peter D. Meltzer, Wine Spectator's auction correspondent for morethan twenty years, is the foremost authority on wine collecting. His book offers expert guidance for beginners and connoisseurs alike."
—Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator

"Peter Meltzer is an authoritative journalist, savvy collector,and urbane restaurant and wine list critic; he makes theideal companion and counselor for wine collectors."
—Michael Batterberry, Editor in Chief and Publisher,...

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Overview

"Peter D. Meltzer, Wine Spectator's auction correspondent for morethan twenty years, is the foremost authority on wine collecting. His book offers expert guidance for beginners and connoisseurs alike."
—Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator

"Peter Meltzer is an authoritative journalist, savvy collector,and urbane restaurant and wine list critic; he makes theideal companion and counselor for wine collectors."
—Michael Batterberry, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Food Arts

"Keys to the Cellar is fascinating, informative, and easy to read; with this book, you will truly understand the ins and outsof buying wines for your personal cellar."
—Kevin Zraly, educator and author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

A true wine-lover who knows the value of a well-aged bottle, Peter Meltzer both celebrates and demystifies wine collecting in Keys to the Cellar. His appreciation of fine wine flavors every page as he gives you a practical approach to building a collection that fits your preferences, your lifestyle, and your budget. You'll find information on:

  • Buying and selling wine at auction, including valuable insider tips
  • Bidding at online wine auctions
  • Using the Web to calculate a wine's true value or locate a hard-to-find bottle
  • Making the best use of fine wine merchants
  • Storing and enjoying your wine—both every day and over the long term

As a bonus, this guide includes a user-friendly Wine Spectator auction index, an invaluable tool for researching the "going rate" for more than 500 top auctioned wines. Whether you are just getting started or want to enhance your collection, this is a book you'll savor again and again—like your favorite fine wines.

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One can find many books on building the perfect wine cellar, but guidance for the budding wine collector on how to fill that cellar is scarce. Meltzer, a Wine Spectator columnist and contributing editor to Food Arts, offers expert and accessible advice on how to develop an enjoyable collection. Meltzer suggests several strategies for collecting wine, focusing on either immediate consumption, taste, investing, or a balance of all three. Plans, budgets, suggested wines, and number of bottles to hold for all four scenarios provide the foundation for starter collections. Wine storage requirements and options are included; chapters are dedicated to locating desired wine, either on the web or at auction. Novices will appreciate the instructions on determining a wine's value and how to stick to and stretch a budget. Wine and vintages are referred to with no description, so readers are assumed to have some familiarity with the topic. For truly avid collectors, Meltzer discusses wine-related accessories, such as stemware and corkscrews; he has good tips on what's available and what's desirable. Helpful appendixes include a glossary of wine-collecting terminology and a forthcoming directory of auctions. Recommended for public libraries. Kimberly Bartosz, Univ. of Wisconsin at Parkside Lib., Kenosha Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471473596
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/25/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER D. MELTZER has been a wine critic for more than two decades. He is the auction correspondent for Wine Spectator, a contributing editor to Food Arts, and writer/publisher of the guidebook Passport to New York Restaurants. He began seriously collecting wine in 1982 and has about 1,000 bottles in his collection.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Introduction.

A Cellar to Fit Your Lifestyle.

Relating to Your Retailer.

Buying and Selling at Auction.

Wine on the Web.

Storing and Enjoying Your Wine.

Collecting: A Brief Background.

Beyond Wine: The Accessories.

Top Auction Houses.

Auction Records.

The Wine Spectator Auction Index.

Wine-Collecting Terms and Jargon.

Bibliography.

Index.

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