““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
Take charge of your wine collection
Can’t find where you put that bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild? If your wine cellar has evolved from a source of delight into a disorganized source of frustration, it may be time to call Cellar Advisors. Representatives of the firm will arrive at your home anywhere in the world to organize your collection. They’ll set up a detailed wine-cellar-management system, complete with an online database that tracks purchase history, tasting notes and market value. In addition, they’ll help you strategize about ways to enhance the collection. Prices start at $7,000. Info: cellaradvisors.com.
If you are just looking to free up some space, consider Domaine Wine Storage & Appreciation, which can store your wines in secure, temperature-controlled, customized lockers. Domaine will coordinate shipping to and from anywhere in the world and inventory each bottle. Wine professionals own and operate all of the company’s facilities, some of which offer lounges where clients can host private wine-tasting events. Prices start at approximately $550 per year (plus initial fees) for storage of 27 cases. Info: domainewinestorage.com.