A Collecting Prodigy

Chris Schmidt got an early start building his cellar
Jennifer Fiedler
Issue: February 29, 2008

Chris Schmidt was 17 years old when he began collecting wine. To kill time on weekday afternoons while waiting for his ride home, he browsed through the liquor stores of Morristown, N.J. With his parents' permission, he insulated a basement closet and installed a small cooler for a starter cellar.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 24, 2008.

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