America's love of wine has spurred a collecting and entertaining phenomenon.
Some of America's most passionate oenophiles have re-invented the wine cellar as an inviting and beautiful part of the home.
True collectors love to share their passion, and this book offers a tour of their distinctive cellars. Created with the help of some of the best designers in the field, these rooms blend luxurious design aesthetics with ingenious storage solutions. The thirty stunning spaces featured include a traditional wood cellar finished with rich paneling and ornate lighting; a cathedral-like space that showcases ironwork inspired by the French Quarter of New Orleans (and has a secret entry from a library inside the house); an inviting living room lined with temperature-controlled wood alcoves behind insulated glass; and an Old World terra-cotta cellar-within a sprawling entertainment center that includes a wet bar, a billiards table, and a tasting room.
"Living with Wine" reveals the details that make the cellars a welcoming place to return-from the materials, artwork, lighting, and cutting-edge preservation technology to the way the space harmonizes with the rest of the house. From the Bay Area to Boston, Napa to New York, homeowners such as Nancy and John Lasseter, the founder of Pixar Studios; "American Idol "host and TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest; and entrepreneur Rick Ryan share insights into what they collect, why they started collecting, and how they designed their spaces to fit their passion. "
"This elegant volume shows what it means to love and collect wine.
About the Author
Andrew French was born in Derby in 1964. Raised in Grantham, Lincolnshire he spent most of his career in the Funeral Service. Qualifying as a Funeral Director in 1988, Andrew went on to become the Managing Director of a large independent funeral group. Andrew is married to Alison - they have five children and live in rural Leicestershire. Following a period at home to care for his youngest son he wrote his first spy novel, Assassin's Run, in 2011 - the first of the Michael Prentiss stories which chronicles how a young man about to join the British Army is reluctantly drawn into the shadowy world of espionage and assassination.
Deirdre Heekin is the author of An Unlikely Vineyard. She is the proprietor and wine director of Osteria Pane e Salute, an acclaimed restaurant and wine bar in Woodstock, Vermont. Heekin and her husband and head chef, Caleb Barber, are the authors of In Late Winter We Ate Pears (Chelsea Green, 2009), and she is also the author of Libation: A Bitter Alchemy (Chelsea Green, 2009) and Pane e Salute (Invisible Cities Press, 2002). Heekin and her husband live on a small farm in Vermont, where they grow both the vegetables for their restaurant and natural wines and ciders for their la garagista label.
The book just begs you to open it.
--Steve Bachmann, Vinfolio.com
"A gorgeous photographic trip to the cellars of our dreams"
--Eric Asimov, The New York Times
"Bottom Line: Every wine collector would love to have this book."
--Steve Bachmann, CEO Vinfolio
"From Napa Valley to Massachusetts, they’ve cultivated a mix of some
of the most dynamic uses of space (an under-the-staircase wine
cellar?) and the most incredible wine collections (20,000 bottles
owned by one person?)."
--Wall Street Journal Magazine
"Highly recommended for all wine aficionados!"
--Vicente Wolf Blog