Wine Imitates Art
Collector Larry Bellone’s wine room in his modern, airy East Hampton, N.Y., home does more than just store his wine. Situated on the main floor of the house, the room is a high-concept work of design that also functions as a piece of art. Bellone, a New York City resident, is a consultant for start-up companies involving energy and building materials. He began collecting wine 10 years ago because he wanted to have special bottles on hand for anniversaries and his children’s graduations. His collection quickly outgrew a 20-bottle refrigerator and then a converted closet, and is now up to 1,000 bottles.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 22, 2009.