For anyone who has fallen under the spell of wine, the idea of a well-stocked cellar has immense appeal. But when so many enjoyable wines today are intended for immediate consumption, it is easy to shy away from investing time and care in wines that require ageing. To drink great wines at an affordable price, the answer is to buy them young and keep them yourself, nurturing them to full, rich maturity. But where to start? Which wines need ageing? And how do you know how long a wine needs to age? What is ageing and why is it important? Which vintages should you buy and in want quantities? At at what rate will you need to restock? Do you have the space for a wine collection? And how much will all of this cost? THE HOME CELLAR GUIDE will answer all of your questions ... and more.