STORING FINE WINE IS AN ANCIENT ART

In Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, three wine amphorae for red, white and fortified wine, were found to the east, west and south of the king’s sarcophagus. This primitive form of cellarage was strategically positioned to ease the king’s journey into the afterlife. Today’s more efficient vessel – glass bottle and cork, kept on its side – does much the same job, but for the living not the dead. The receptacle for wine storage has evolved since 1300 BC, from ceramic jar to wooden barrel to glass bottle. The glass bottle of today though, with tapered bottom and long, slim neck, is uncannily similar to that early Egyptian container storing the elixir of life.

YOUR CELLAR IN OUR CELLARS

CELLARING THE FUTURE IN HISTORY

The best fine wine has become a global currency, crossing territories and touching nationalities. The finest bottles pander to the desires of the head, heart and ego giving shared pleasure, great value and tangible status. A wine cellared correctly, moved cautiously, and drunk at its optimum, is the consummate gift. Smith & Taylor has provided expert cellarage for well over a quarter of a century and we realise the potential of ageing fine wine under our watch. Our cellar environment works in perfect tandem with natural preservatives in fine wine to define the pace of maturity and the intensity of outcome. We strive to deliver up each bottle just as the wine maker intended.

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