Neil Kaplan

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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

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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

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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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