Keys to the Cellar

Author(s): Peter Meltzer


Presents a practical approach to building a wine collection that fits your preferences, your lifestyle, and your budget. This book offers information on: buying and selling wine at auction, including insider tips; bidding at online wine auctions; and, using the Web to calculate a wine's true value or locate a hard-to-find bottle.


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"...offers expert and accessible advice on how to develop an enjoyable collection." (Library Journal, October 15, 2006)

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.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780471473596
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : September 2006
  • : 233mm X 160mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Meltzer
  • : Hardback
  • : 641.22075
  • : 272
  • : Illustrations