Following the ever-growing interest in wine and food, wine collecting is winning a wider audience than ever before, with auction revenues topping $65 million a year. In this first-of-its-kind resource, Wine Spectator auction correspondent Peter Meltzer demystifies how to create a cellar with a road map to all the essentials, including bidding at auctions, tracking down wines online, storing a collection properly, and enjoying wines at their peak of maturity. Complete with a user-friendly Wine Spectator index of the going rate for over 500 top auctioned labels, this is the guide for anyone looking to lay away a few special bottles or begin a lifetime of enjoyment.
Peter D. Meltzer (New York, NY) has been a wine critic for over two decades. He is the auction correspondent for Wine Spectator, a contributing editor to Food Arts, and writer/publisher of the Passport Restaurants series.