In recent years, wine has become a luxury item, a collectible, and an investment, as well as a simple commodity. The bottles themselves have become cult objects. This book celebrates the rarest wines that are sought after by collectors and coveted by enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Wine collecting is a hobby that takes time, but will ultimately reap satisfying rewards. Owning a large collection of the best wines makes these wine collections remarkable. More and more people have become passionate about exclusive wines and possess prestigious collections, including some bottles that date back to the nineteenth century. This is the perfect book for those avid and passionate wine collectors. Each section includes an introduction on each wine region s history, landscapes, distinctive qualities, major wineries, the most prestigious wines, notable collectors, and bottles considered works of art. The volume is completed with discussions of the world of collectibles, significant trends, and the major auction houses. It also includes gorgeous photographs of prominent collectors cellars and information on one-of-a-kind bottles that will help aspiring collectors navigate a world that has become increasingly exclusive.
About the Author
Chiara Giannotti is an expert sommelier and has received the recognition of Dame Chevalier de Champagne. She runs a successful wine blog and is a frequent contributor to prestigious wine publications such as Doctorwine. She serves as consultant and auctioneer for the Ansuini auction house, which specializes in luxury wines.