Keys to the Cellar (November 1, 2006)
by Sheila Swerling-Puritt
Keys to the Cellar by Peter D. Meltzer (Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006. 258 pages, $35.99 hardcover)
Peter D. Meltzer's new book, Keys to the Cellar, lives up to its subtitle "Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting." In a tight 258 pages, Keys tells you everything you need to know to determine what kind of cellar you want to keep, how to get it started, and how to keep it going, whether you're a modestly funded amateur or the next Hardy Rodenstock.
Meltzer provides solid information on buying and selling wine from retailers, at auction and on the web, as well as storing and enjoying your wine. He also offers useful notes and charts on various aspects of wine, and draws you in with tales from wine history including seductive lists of dream bottles for ideal cellars.
Keys to the Cellar makes an ideal gift for the budding wine collector in your life or an interesting reference book for your own library.