Neil Kaplan

Neil Kaplan is the managing partner of Cork Counsel. In conjunction with Charles Curtis, MW, of WineAlpha, an AAA-certified and USPAP-compliant appraiser, Neil performs appraisals and brokers liquidation of wine collections. The team of Neil and Charles, which includes a Master of Wine, a certified wine appraiser and an attorney, has recognized industry credentials and qualifications. They represent more than 50 years’ experience in the fine wine business.

High anxiety — demystifying wine shopping


Even if we love wine, why is it that wine shopping can cause such anxiety? I guess it comes down to an overwhelming selection and a difficulty in distinguishing among the choices. Without devoting your life to learning about all of the wines of the world — which actually doesn’t sound like such a bad idea to me — how do you navigate the embarrassment of riches in a quality wine store?

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Buying wine for fun—or profit?


Wine is no longer simply something you drink; wine has become a serious investment commodity, increasingly so in the past decade. More than ever, wine has the capacity to appreciate in value to the point where the current value of certain wines can far exceed their original purchase prices.

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Safeguarding your wine collection


A wine collection is a wonderful thing, and a personal one at that — a selection of your favorite wines, aging quietly and, one hopes, increasing both in quality and value. You have invested time and effort into building your cellar. Take steps to ensure that your wine is protected.

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