Sommeliers' Heaven : The Greatest Wine Cellars of the World
Publication Date: 1 June 2015
For true wine enthusiasts there comes a moment when a rack in the basement no longer meets their demands. Wine cellars today are places to enjoy one's wine as time improves it, an ideal fusion of function and style. These spaces not only have perfectly controlled temperature, humidity, and air conditioning, but frequently also fascinating designs at the same time.
The editor of this volume, Paolo Basso, is a well-known professional in the wine industry as "Best Sommelier of the World". He presents outstanding customized wine cellars ranging from sleek walk-in coolers in private residences, via traditionally styled cellars that are combined with tasting rooms in wineries, up to art-like installations in hotels and restaurants where the love of wine is celebrated like an event. The collection is a source of inspiration for wine connoisseurs convinced that fantastic wines deserve fantastic spaces for storing, displaying, sipping, and sharing.
About the Author
Paolo Basso, winner of the 'Best Sommelier of the World' title in 2013, is world renowned for his extraordinary palate and experience in the field of fine and rare wines. He is an internationally active consultant for luxury hotel groups and airlines, and helps to promote Swiss wines in collaboration with the organization Swiss Wine Promotion.