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Improving on Perfection

Collector John Jorgenson loved his old cellar—except for one thing
Jan Walsh
Issue: November 30, 2007

John Jorgenson was deeply attached to his first wine cellar, and for good reason—he built it himself. For two years in the early 1990s, the hotel developer spent his weekends in his basement laying antique bricks and installing racks for 2,000 wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 1, 2007.

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