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First Wine Me Up! ebook published!

Wine Me Up! The Hundred-Bottle Cellar is now available in the Kindle Store for $2.99!

This has everything you need to know to start a wine cellar: what and how much to buy, how long to store, how to serve, and what to pair with.

Look for more titles in the weeks ahead.


The Hundred-Bottle Cellar

Here’s the highlights of how to put together a hundred-bottle cellar – this will set you up for any dinner and any occasion.

  • Chardonnay: 12 bottles total of 3 different styles.
  • Semi-Sweet: 8 bottles of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Torrontes.
  • Light-Bodied Whites: 4 Sauvignon Blanc, 4 Pinot Grigio, 2 White Bordeaux, and 2 Albarino.
  • Full-Bodied Whites: 4 bottles of Viognier or White Rhone.
  • Italian Reds: 1 Amarone or Ripasso, 3 Chianti/Sangiovese, 2 Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo, and 2 of either Aglianico, Nero d’Avola, or Barbera.
  • Pinot Noir: 6 bottles.
  • Merlot: 4 bottles.
  • Rhone Blends: 4 bottles.
  • Australian Shiraz: 4 bottles.
  • Pinotage: 2 bottles.
  • Tempranillo: 4 bottles.
  • Bordeaux/Meritage: 6 bottles.
  • Cabernet: 6 bottles.
  • Zinfandel: 2 bottles.
  • Malbec: 4 bottles.
  • Rose: 4 bottles of dry rosé.
  • Dessert: 1 bottle each of Tawny and Ruby Port, and 2 bottles of Ice Wine, late harvest, or botrytis white dessert wine.
  • Sparkling: 4 bottles of Cava.

Check out the forthcoming ebook for further details.