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#351 Post by Neal.Mollen » April 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm

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I have always hesitated to post a picture of my cellar, because I don't have one. I have a basement. Here's a recent pic of part of it.basement 4-17-19.jpg

Please note that the black thingy upper left next to the rack is a thermometer; the cord leads to a floor sensor. This is completely useless as in 20 years the highest temp on the top of the drinking rack has been 67 and the lowest temp on the floor has been 35. Also, one reason I bought the house was because most of the basement (the part on the right) is a six inch concrete slab, and we've never had more than 2 - 3 inches of water on the floor when it floods.

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NOW we're talking! I heart your cellar Dan, because it looks a LOT more like mine than the others here. Except yours is fancier.
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#352 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 21st, 2019, 10:42 am

Here is my cellar - a 10x11 room; and it has a lock and a camera!
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#353 Post by CJ Beazley » April 21st, 2019, 12:00 pm

For gods sake straighten those pictures! Hey Bruce, what’s on the other side of the wall that your ‘through the wall’ vents out to, the garage?
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#354 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 21st, 2019, 2:59 pm

Yup. The garage. Took part of the three car garage to make the cellar space. 6” studs and lots of insulation.
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#355 Post by Jason T » April 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm

John Peacock wrote:
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I built a 6' x 10' room in my garage last winter (no, a car won't fit any longer). All the racking I built from pine and the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house). Cooling is just a window air conditioner with a CoolBot controller, and I don't need to run it from Oct - May.
John, I love this. It's exactly how I'd like to build mine when the time comes. No fuss. Just walls of wines. Is that racking single deep or double deep? And how many bottles can you fit in there?
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#356 Post by Jason T » April 21st, 2019, 4:31 pm

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It is amusing to me to see how “plain” my cellar is compared to others’ cellars. When I was working with the racking salesman my contractor had reached out to I told him I was only interested in maximum storage in light of my desire for individual racking - and nothing that announced “I have discovered wine and I have money.”
I totally get that sentiment. Who knows when I'll ever get to have a cellar, or what it will look like once I do. But I'd like to think I'll follow a similar approach. Racking, racking and more racking. Probably a table to set stuff on. I'm interested in storing wine. Nothing else.
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#357 Post by blarmston » April 21st, 2019, 6:09 pm

Figured I would post my ‘cellar’. I know, not yet on everyone’s level, but I am on my way. Now, I just need my short SPY/ long GLD position to hit, and I can start interviewing contractors... 😉
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#358 Post by Rich Brown » April 21st, 2019, 7:29 pm

Jason T wrote:
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It is amusing to me to see how “plain” my cellar is compared to others’ cellars. When I was working with the racking salesman my contractor had reached out to I told him I was only interested in maximum storage in light of my desire for individual racking - and nothing that announced “I have discovered wine and I have money.”
I totally get that sentiment. Who knows when I'll ever get to have a cellar, or what it will look like once I do. But I'd like to think I'll follow a similar approach. Racking, racking and more racking. Probably a table to set stuff on. I'm interested in storing wine. Nothing else.
Fair enough....but IMHO, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a little form AND function. The sheer enjoyment I get from walking in the door every day and seeing my wine wall can not be understated.

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#359 Post by Jason T » April 21st, 2019, 10:41 pm

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Fair enough....but IMHO, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a little form AND function. The sheer enjoyment I get from walking in the door every day and seeing my wine wall can not be understated.
Rich, don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed seeing all of the cellars in this thread. There's some really fantastic stuff in here. I trend more towards the 'function over form' but I get that both can be achieved. Heck I've seen plenty of cellars (not in this thread, but in other places on the web) that prioritized form OVER function - that I completely drooled over.

I think at the end of the day you said it best:
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The sheer enjoyment I get from walking in the door every day and seeing my wine wall can not be understated
For some people, that's form and function. Some prioritize bottle count. Others may just want to show off a bit. But the primary objective in all cases should be that your cellar makes YOU happy!

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#360 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 22nd, 2019, 5:05 am

Rich Brown wrote:
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For some people, that's form and function. Some prioritize bottle count. Others may just want to show off a bit. But the primary objective in all cases should be that your cellar makes YOU happy!
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#361 Post by Casey Shupe » April 22nd, 2019, 8:46 am

Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon.

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#362 Post by Casey Shupe » April 22nd, 2019, 8:47 am

its much fuller now just dont have recent pics

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#363 Post by Rich Brown » April 22nd, 2019, 8:49 am

Jason T wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 10:41 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
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Fair enough....but IMHO, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a little form AND function. The sheer enjoyment I get from walking in the door every day and seeing my wine wall can not be understated.
Rich, don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed seeing all of the cellars in this thread. There's some really fantastic stuff in here. I trend more towards the 'function over form' but I get that both can be achieved. Heck I've seen plenty of cellars (not in this thread, but in other places on the web) that prioritized form OVER function - that I completely drooled over.

I think at the end of the day you said it best:
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The sheer enjoyment I get from walking in the door every day and seeing my wine wall can not be understated
For some people, that's form and function. Some prioritize bottle count. Others may just want to show off a bit. But the primary objective in all cases should be that your cellar makes YOU happy!

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#364 Post by z_hart » April 22nd, 2019, 8:54 am

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I like your use of space there. Looks great. What is your capacity?
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#365 Post by z_hart » April 22nd, 2019, 9:03 am

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Nice one Zach! Is that an Esteban painting?
More like an EV knock off! We have a 5 and 7 year old, so we can't have nice things that low to the ground unless it's behind lock and key...
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#366 Post by Bdklein » April 22nd, 2019, 9:16 am

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Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon.

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#367 Post by Anton D » April 22nd, 2019, 9:27 am

Casey!

That's beautiful. I love (LOVE!) the seating! (Plus, you being a Berserker and all, we will eventually see your pics with the furniture hiding under stacks of wine cases!) [cheers.gif]

Next up is to sacrifice a bottle to the Floor God and then sweep the grout with wine!

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#368 Post by John Peacock » April 22nd, 2019, 9:39 am

Jason T wrote:
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I built a 6' x 10' room in my garage last winter (no, a car won't fit any longer). All the racking I built from pine and the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house). Cooling is just a window air conditioner with a CoolBot controller, and I don't need to run it from Oct - May.
John, I love this. It's exactly how I'd like to build mine when the time comes. No fuss. Just walls of wines. Is that racking single deep or double deep? And how many bottles can you fit in there?
Single deep, capacity is just under 1,200 bottles. I thought about going double deep on one side, but don't like the idea of having to reach into the racking for the second bottle, and thought 1,200 capacity was plenty. I'm now almost completely out of room, since I like to group the wines by producer.
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#369 Post by Eric Sch » April 22nd, 2019, 12:54 pm

Not much to look at now, as our new house is under construction and targeted for completion in late July. Should have insulation installed later this week.

It's good size, about 14x18. Not sure what the total bottle count will be but I'd guess 2500 won't be a problem. Better not be 😂 It's on the northeast corner of the house, should maintain good temps even without much AC, but I have a new Cellar Pro coming soon anyway.
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#370 Post by Victor Hong » April 22nd, 2019, 1:02 pm

All my treasured wines go here.

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#371 Post by Bryan Carr » April 22nd, 2019, 2:19 pm

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I have always hesitated to post a picture of my cellar, because I don't have one. I have a basement. Here's a recent pic of part of it.basement 4-17-19.jpg


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Ours is just racks in our basement as well, we'd pulled everything from our offsite and got it racked up and sorted and it felt really good. Then shipping season came and we have a bunch of boxes on the floor again :/

I keep a meat locker thermometer in one of my racks and our basement is ridiculously stable, I think all year it swings between 55 in the depths of winter to 65 during the hottest week of the year.
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#372 Post by Jason T » April 22nd, 2019, 3:12 pm

Casey Shupe wrote:
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Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon.

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Casey that looks AMAZING!!!!!
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#373 Post by c fu » April 22nd, 2019, 3:32 pm

Casey Shupe wrote:
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Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon.

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#374 Post by Bruce Rudman » April 22nd, 2019, 9:10 pm

Casey - beautiful;!!!
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#375 Post by Anton D » April 22nd, 2019, 10:34 pm

This reminds me, Francois has a Cellar for his empties!
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#376 Post by Craig G » April 22nd, 2019, 11:11 pm

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its much fuller now just dont have recent pics
This is stunning. Can we come over and sit on your couch?
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#377 Post by ykwon » April 24th, 2019, 4:55 am

Casey Shupe wrote:
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Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon.

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#378 Post by François Audouze » April 25th, 2019, 4:26 am

some pictures of one of my cellars (it seeems that it does not work)
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I know with a rather great proportion where the botttles are, but sometimes to pick one bottle it is not so easy like for this location :

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#379 Post by François Audouze » April 25th, 2019, 4:32 am

it does not work.
Go on the first page of my blog to see it :

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#380 Post by J a y H a c k » April 25th, 2019, 4:42 am

Casey Shupe wrote:
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Built this entirely myself . . .
I can hum Row Row Row Your Boat. Does that count?

All I can say is that if I had started that when I moved into my house in 1986, it would still not be finished. Congratulations.
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#381 Post by R.Oesterle » April 25th, 2019, 5:10 am

François Audouze wrote:
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it does not work.
Go on the first page of my blog to see it :

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this picture is great;
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#382 Post by Sh@n A » May 5th, 2019, 2:52 pm

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Heres mine! My 1 thing in the new house we built, with pretty much everything being my wifes decision (which was the smartest thing weve ever done ;)

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Told my wife that we should do something like this. And she got quite upset. She wants to know, what's your house layout and where did you put these bottles? Nevermind that we are years away from buying a house... [berserker.gif]
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#383 Post by Steve Bird » May 5th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Bruce Rudman wrote:
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Here is my cellar - a 10x11 room; and it has a lock and a camera!
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That looks like maximum density storage. Jealous.

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#384 Post by Rich Brown » May 5th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Sh@n A wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Heres mine! My 1 thing in the new house we built, with pretty much everything being my wifes decision (which was the smartest thing weve ever done ;)

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Told my wife that we should do something like this. And she got quite upset. She wants to know, what's your house layout and where did you put these bottles? Nevermind that we are years away from buying a house... [berserker.gif]
Ha! Sounds like your wife and mine would get along swimmingly ;)

If she/you are really curious about anything though, feel free to shoot me a PM. Learned alot going through the process and am really happy with how it turned out.

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#385 Post by Dan Kravitz » May 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm

I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful.

I have zero objection to those who want their cellars to be beautiful and elegant, and especially admire those who have the skill and taste to do what Mr. Shupe did. My basement makes me incredibly happy because I can go down there any evening and come up with something I want to drink, knowing that it has been bought in good condition and stored under ideal conditions. The bottles on the rack are all for drinking in the next few years. Temp on the slab is ~35 - 60 over the course of the year. Things age a little more slowly I would think than at a steady 55. Humidity is excellent as Maine is damp and the cellar is the opposite of airtight.

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#386 Post by maureen nelson » May 5th, 2019, 5:21 pm

Casey, that is very beautiful. Compliments to the chef!

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#387 Post by Jim Stewart » May 5th, 2019, 5:48 pm

Dan Kravitz wrote:
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I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful.

I have zero objection to those who want their cellars to be beautiful and elegant, and especially admire those who have the skill and taste to do what Mr. Shupe did. My basement makes me incredibly happy because I can go down there any evening and come up with something I want to drink, knowing that it has been bought in good condition and stored under ideal conditions. The bottles on the rack are all for drinking in the next few years. Temp on the slab is ~35 - 60 over the course of the year. Things age a little more slowly I would think than at a steady 55. Humidity is excellent as Maine is damp and the cellar is the opposite of airtight.

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Dan,
You've motivated me to post a picture of my own very modest wine storage area. It is in a separate "room" in my unfinished cellar (aka basement). My New England house foundation is constructed of large granite blocks with mortared joints - a real cellar. House is from the 1920's and this was quite common at the time. I would guess the passive temperature range is similar to yours maybe 40's to 60 max. I built the wine storage more than 30 years ago to get started putting some wines down and accumulating wines for special occasions. One of my earliest purchases was a case of 1980 Rieussec half bottles and 1982 Du Tertre for the birth years of my daughter Sarah and son Peter. To these, we added mostly single bottles of various wines for special occasions over many years. In 1997 while my wife and I were taking our first trip leaving the kids alone, Sarah and her high school cohorts got into the cellar wine storage and wiped it out. Yeah, locks are a very good idea.
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#388 Post by AndrewH » May 6th, 2019, 7:32 am

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the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house).
I really like the flooring idea. How did you make the flooring panels (or how did you attach the corks)?
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#389 Post by AndrewH » May 6th, 2019, 7:43 am

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May 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful.
+1 to that. Really excellent DIY outcome!
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#390 Post by John Peacock » May 6th, 2019, 8:42 am

AndrewH wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:32 am
John Peacock wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 10:04 am
the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house).
I really like the flooring idea. How did you make the flooring panels (or how did you attach the corks)?
Corks were attached with hot glue, one at a time, by my wife. I sorted the corks into the various producers and she would get them arranged and glued on. The racking is sitting on top of plywood as well, so when I put the floor panels in, I used a strip of wood and pin nailed it to the plywood sticking out from under the racking and the panel with the corks to hold it down.
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#391 Post by W. Leonard » May 6th, 2019, 8:50 am

Anton D wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 10:34 pm
This reminds me, Francois has a Cellar for his empties!
I think it's more like a warehouse!!
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#392 Post by Casey Shupe » May 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Dan Kravitz wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful.

I have zero objection to those who want their cellars to be beautiful and elegant, and especially admire those who have the skill and taste to do what Mr. Shupe did. My basement makes me incredibly happy because I can go down there any evening and come up with something I want to drink, knowing that it has been bought in good condition and stored under ideal conditions. The bottles on the rack are all for drinking in the next few years. Temp on the slab is ~35 - 60 over the course of the year. Things age a little more slowly I would think than at a steady 55. Humidity is excellent as Maine is damp and the cellar is the opposite of airtight.

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Worked in construction to pay my way through college and med school and now a physician. It’s rustic but fits the house well. Thanks for the praise.

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#393 Post by AndrewH » May 9th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Casey Shupe wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Worked in construction to pay my way through college and med school and now a physician. It’s rustic but fits the house well. Thanks for the praise.
"It's rustic" reminds me of the Rusticators who lived in "cottages" on Mt. Desert Island.

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#394 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 12th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Any of you guys have cellars with a good number of talk riesling bottles? How do those fit in the typical Bordeaux bottle racks? Is double racking even possible? At some point once I’ve bought a home I’ll want to design a cellar that can accommodate my rieslings.
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#395 Post by B. Buzzini » May 12th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Any of you guys have cellars with a good number of talk riesling bottles? How do those fit in the typical Bordeaux bottle racks? Is double racking even possible? At some point once I’ve bought a home I’ll want to design a cellar that can accommodate my rieslings.
I have two bottle deep racking in one section...and it fits my Trimbach mags perfectly. They don't even stick out.

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Oh...you're talking about 750's...those will fit in standard racks, but do stick out a little.
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#396 Post by G. Bienstock » May 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Any of you guys have cellars with a good number of talk riesling bottles? How do those fit in the typical Bordeaux bottle racks? Is double racking even possible? At some point once I’ve bought a home I’ll want to design a cellar that can accommodate my rieslings.
Store Riesling alternating bottle ends in double rack. It fits much better.
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#397 Post by Jim Stewart » May 16th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Dan Kravitz wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful.

I have zero objection to those who want their cellars to be beautiful and elegant, and especially admire those who have the skill and taste to do what Mr. Shupe did. My basement makes me incredibly happy because I can go down there any evening and come up with something I want to drink, knowing that it has been bought in good condition and stored under ideal conditions. The bottles on the rack are all for drinking in the next few years. Temp on the slab is ~35 - 60 over the course of the year. Things age a little more slowly I would think than at a steady 55. Humidity is excellent as Maine is damp and the cellar is the opposite of airtight.

Dan Kravitz
Dan,
You've motivated me to post a picture of my own very modest wine storage area. It is in a separate "room" in my unfinished cellar (aka basement). My New England house foundation is constructed of large granite blocks with mortared joints - a real cellar. House is from the 1920's and this was quite common at the time. I would guess the passive temperature range is similar to yours maybe 40's to 60 max. I built the wine storage more than 30 years ago to get started putting some wines down and accumulating wines for special occasions. One of my earliest purchases was a case of 1980 Rieussec half bottles and 1982 Du Tertre for the birth years of my daughter Sarah and son Peter. To these, we added mostly single bottles of various wines for special occasions over many years. In 1997 while my wife and I were taking our first trip leaving the kids alone, Sarah and her high school cohorts got into the cellar wine storage and wiped it out. Yeah, locks are a very good idea.
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Kind of a random walk to it, but I found and ordered a bottle of 1980 Rieussec and a bottle of 1982 du Tertre from CellarRaiders this evening. They will be suprise wines at a future family dinner with the "kids". The Rieussec will likely be well past its day, but the du Tertre might have a chance. Worth it to me regardless of the shape these wines are in.
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#398 Post by T. Williams » May 16th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Addendum:
Kind of a random walk to it, but I found and ordered a bottle of 1980 Rieussec and a bottle of 1982 du Tertre from CellarRaiders this evening. They will be suprise wines at a future family dinner with the "kids". The Rieussec will likely be well past its day, but the du Tertre might have a chance. Worth it to me regardless of the shape these wines are in.
The Rieussec might be past it’s prime, but should definitely have enough life left to provide a nice special sip.
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#399 Post by Carlos Delpin » May 31st, 2019, 4:44 am

Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works!
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#400 Post by Hank Victor » May 31st, 2019, 3:02 pm

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Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon.

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