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Elly’s Cellar Series, Part 3: ExCELLARated

There are probably one hundred clever ways to say this, but I can’t think of any, so instead I’ll be direct: I won a Fulbright grant to teach English in Colombia for ten months. I leave the country before the end of July. This means that I must abandon the leisurely pace of my Cellar […]

Elly’s Cellar Series Part 2: My First Case

After 40 years in the business, even my boss acknowledges that you never really know what you’ll get when you pop that old cork. Kermit will come into a staff tasting casually carrying some 27 year-old grand cru red Burgundy, and when our expectations are peaking he’ll say with a grin, “Well, let’s hope it […]

Elly’s Cellar Series, Part 1: Why Start A Cellar?

“I’m starting a wine cellar,” I told my roommate the other night. “A what?” she said. “A wine cellar. You know, to age wine.” She paused and glanced around our Oakland rental. “Where?” she said. My roommate has a point. I’m not the most likely cellar-owner. I’m 27-years-old and our house doesn’t even have a […]