Keeping bottles of fine vino, whether for investment or pleasure, is finicky business. It demands stringency and stability in an environment to thereby breed vivacity and excitement – over a month, a year, or a decade. Such storage isn’t for its own sake, after all. One must be able to inspect (or remove) bottles with ease to entertain and educate the curious – so it’s not just a matter of filling a dank basement and throwing away the key.
You could do much better – take a leaf from the pages of Texan architecture firm Clayton Korte. They’ve recently unveiled a private wine cellar – with space for some 4,000 odd bottles – that’s dug from solid limestone in Texan hill country.