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55 Degrees
55 Degrees is located in St. Helena, California, and provides storage and shipping services throughout the United States. Two of the three membership levels allow for in-house wine trading among members, and this is apparently a key feature offered to members. (The site also runs a monthly interview with a local wine figure.) http://www.fiftyfivedegrees.com/

Apex Sauna and Wine Cellars
Apex Sauna and Wine Cellars is a leading manufacturing of wine cellars in the Pacific Northwest, with offices in many parts of the United States. The galleries of racking styles and cellars are both useful resources, even if you are a do-it-yourselfer. http://www.apex-sauna-wine.com/

Buying a Stand-Alone Cellar
Many thanks to Mike Bassman, who wrote "Buying a Stand-Alone Cellar," an outstanding article based on contributions and suggestions from members of the Wine Lovers' Discussion Group. It is published here with Mike's permission and our applause. "If you're in a house, maybe you've got an actual cellar that is cool enough or that you can cool. If not, though, you start thinking about self-contained refrigerated storage cabinets, the kind they advertise in the back of the Wine Spectator and its ilk. Here's the collected wisdom of the WLDG as regards these units, which helped me find my way to delightfully chilled cellar nirvana." http://www.wineloverspage.com/cellarbuy.shtml

Horse Ridge Cellars
Horse Ridge Cellars calls itself "the most advanced and secure underground wine storage facility in the United States." This is arguably true: It was originally built as a Cold War bomb shelter, designed to withstand an indirect hit from a nuclear warhead! Located in North Central Connecticut within reasonable reach of both the Boston and New York metro areas, it offers both short-term storage and long-term wine aging facilities with controlled temperature and humidity and air filtration.

Rosehill Wine Cellar & Renovation Group Inc.
The web site for Rosehill Wine Cellar & Renovation Group Inc. is stylish and as you would expect commercial in nature. But, the site also contains a great deal of high quality information on caring for wine properly. The overall effect imparts a sense of great commitment and quality. http://www.rosehillwinecellars.com/

Seattle Wine Storage
Seattle Wine Storage has been dedicated to providing ideal conditions for storing your valuable wine collection since 1995. "Storing your wine," they say, "is our only focus."

Spiral Cellars
The Spiral Cellars Spiral Cellar was invented by Monsieur Georges Harnois in 1978. Since then it has enjoyed worldwide popularity. The Sunday Telegraph described the Spiral Cellar as "the most ingenious" method of wine storage. Decanter Magazine described it as "The Rolls Royce" of wine cellars. The Spiral Cellar is a prefabricated concrete wine cellar which can be installed under almost any home in a week. It comes with its own waterproof liner which means it can be installed in areas with a high water table.
Spiral Cellars

Wine Enthusiast
One of the nation's largest and most respected wine-accessory companies, Wine Enthusiast specializes in free-standing and built-in wine-cellar units as well as a host of other accessories. You can visit their Website or call them at 1-800-356-8466 in the U.S.

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Rosehill Wine Cellars
Rosehill Wine Cellars are designers and builders of custom wine cellars in Toronto Canada. They also distribute wine storage equipment including wine cooling units, wine cabinets and redwood racking.

Wine Cave
Wine Cave, in Kingston, N.Y., is not just a New York State Liquor Authority licensed and bonded facility but a most unusual cellar indeed. In the 1860's, says proprietor Vince LoDato, this splendid bluestone mine just 60 miles from New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley was formed. Now it's the first fine and rare wine storage facility located in a cave on the North American continent.

Wine Cellar Webcam
Jonathon Alsop posts the best of his columns (which run in almost 100 newspapers) on his "In Vino Veritas" website. His Wine Cellar Webcam page is priceless -- and pretty much as boring as you can imagine.

Winesafe was established in Wellington, New Zealand by fine wine store owner, John Follas in 1993 as a secure, private, climate controlled facility, dedicated to wine. He has designed WineSafe as an adjunct to a home cellar, to complement and improve current storage for long term cellaring wines.

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