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Room to Grow

Building a cellar for more than 1,000 bottles offers fodder for the imaginative
Jennifer Fiedler
Issue: November 30, 2010

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.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 9, 2010.

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