““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
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.