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.

Keeping it chill – The lowdown on home wine cellars


In a previous article, I discussed the importance of proper wine storage: temperature control (cool and consistent), humidity control, protection from direct sunlight and protection from vibration. Unless you store your wine in a deep cellar, these conditions will not occur naturally. They can, however, be obtained through construction.

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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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