Thursday, June 14, 2012

What's In Your Cellar?

Whatever the budget and for whatever purpose, the cellar is both the physical embodiment of one's love of wine and a personal history of one's relationship with it. It may be bursting at the seems or a sparse collection of favourites or perhaps it remains a dream unfulfilled. Whatever the case, building and maintaining a collection of wine is the ultimate act of love that rewards loyalty, patience and devotion.

There's a story or memory behind every bottle added and every bottle extracted. They may be enjoyed alone or with friends and family or on display for personal gratification. The wine in your cellar may give insight into your personality and it may pose more questions than answers; it's guaranteed to be of intrigue to any other wine lover and second only to the subject of children it is a surefire conversation starter with anyone equally afflicted.

If you've ever wondered what wine industry folks put in their own cellar or if you're simply looking for advice and inspiration about improving or beginning your own collection, throughout the Summer we'll be posting interviews with Canadian winemakers, proprietors and wine media personalities that will hopefully enlighten and engage. The story behind one's cellar can be just as interesting as the wine held within so stay tuned as we ask, "What's In Your Cellar?"

 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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