Neil Kaplan

An attorney and wine industry specialist, Neil Kaplan is managing partner of Cork Counsel. Along with a business partner, he performs appraisals and brokers liquidation of wine collections. He earned the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 4 Diploma with Merit and is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America with a specialization in wine.

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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