Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book

How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Live

Publisher: Random House Canada
Tony Aspler returns with a book for anyone who has fallen under the spell of the glorious grape — and dreamed of having their very own wine cellar.

Tony Aspler’s Cellar Book provides guidelines for anyone, whether their regular tipple is a $15-Australian or a $100-Bordeaux, who wants to keep a supply of wines that will age with grace and flavour and be ready to consume for a mid-week dinner or a spontaneous celebration. Tony’s suggestions for general approaches to establishing a cellar, specific bottles and even themes will help you create the perfect collection — big or small. Basic techniques for evaluating the right cellar for your needs are accompanied by sidebars of cellaring experience and advice from well-known wine celebrities. Follow Tony as he builds his own cellar in his condo, while picking up tips on how to build your own.


Wine is a difficult and finicky house guest. We're lucky that wine doesn't have its own voice; otherwise, it would spend most of the time complaining and we would have to send it for professional counselling. It would always be going on about something or other. Wine gets...
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“Tony has a profound understanding of our wine industry, a meticulous eye for detail and a clarity of thought that translates beautifully onto the page.”
— Natalie MacLean

“Tony writes about wine with love, warmth, knowledge and a sense of humour. Enjoy.”
— Bonnie Stern