Translated into cellar storage, the footprint can be on the smaller side if the wine is packed tightly-a slice of basement, an oversized pantry. The required square footage balloons, however, if you indulge in some stylistic flourishes. But no matter how you organize it, a collection of 1,000 to 3,000 bottles takes up serious space. With a cellar of such capacity, the desire to protect a serious investment in wine should overcome any reluctance to relinquish an entire room to your collection. Wine Spectator associate editor Jennifer Fiedler reports.