There is really only one good reason to store wine, it will taste its very best if you do! This helpful guide with detailed text and 342 color illustrations will guide readers where and how to store wine. Collecting strategies, the proper aging of wine, and safe load capacity for your racks are featured. Proper storage temperature, lighting, humidity, vibration, tilt, and the use of cork and other bottle closures are discussed. Readers will find everything to create a functional wine cellar that will reward their efforts for years to come. Explore basement construction and renovation techniques, earth cellars, and the adaptation of an existing home basement for increased storage capacity and maintenance of proper environment to provide terrific wine every year.