Definition of wine cellar in English:

wine cellar

noun

  • 1A cellar in which wine is stored.

    • ‘At the restaurant we make the base spices in our wine cellar and then heat the mixture by steaming it with our cappuccino machine.’
    • ‘It had big spooky cellars, one of which used to be a wine cellar, but by then lay empty, and another that once would have been the kitchen.’
    • ‘If a wine cellar has a window in it, I want to know what kind of light it is getting and what kind of heat loads the window is carrying.’
    • ‘François, please head down to the wine cellar and bring back the 1999 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina.’
    • ‘Inside, £1.5m has been spent on new oak floors, a large wine cellar, a pool and a gym.’
    • ‘The second largest room of his funerary complex, just a tad smaller than his actual burial chamber, was a wine cellar.’
    • ‘Spread over three floors, the house, near Esher, has a study with a bespoke Linley desk, a television room, a billiards room, a vast drawing room, an oak-panelled dining room, a kitchen with two American Sub-Zero fridges and a wine cellar.’
    • ‘The excavators are unsure what it is, with several suggestions of cold store, wine cellar, privy and wellhead.’
    • ‘On this level there is a wine cellar, toilet, cloakroom and coal store as well as additional storage space.’
    • ‘I get it delivered, but I don't have a proper wine cellar.’
    • ‘In addition, there is a wine cellar, shelved pantry and guest shower room.’
    • ‘It has running water, electric light and power, a gramophone that plays and real vintage wine in the bottles in the wine cellar.’
    • ‘The cavernous space includes a library, a vast wine cellar, a cigar lounge, and a nightclub - a playground in short for the beautiful people for whom money's no hindrance.’
    • ‘French sommelier David Biraud, 29, looks through wines bottles in the massive wine cellar at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris on Friday.’
    • ‘Set in what looks like a vast wine cellar, the walls and ceilings of the main room are exposed brick, as is the private back room space that holds up to 140 people.’
    • ‘The development will have a variety of facilities including shops, restaurants, a gym, pool, spa, game room, a wine cellar with private lockers and a library.’
    • ‘At garden level there are guest bedrooms, a games room, library/office, wine cellar, toilet and stores.’
    • ‘If you don't have a wine cellar, the best place to store your wines is the coolest, darkest and least dry closet in your house.’
    • ‘The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious utility area, a walk-in wine cellar and another guest cloakroom.’
    • ‘François, run down to the wine cellar and bring back that 1997 Napa Valley Merlot we were sampling earlier.’
    1. 1.1 A stock of wine.
      • ‘Alternatively, it is possible to slowly stock your own wine cellar by investing in a case or two every month.’
      • ‘Unlike an aspirational Aston Martin or a mythical Parisian apartment just off Boulevard Saint Michel, a wine cellar can be acquired piece by piece and developed at a pace to suit your budget.’
      • ‘Concorde has its own wine cellar and as well as offering 1986 vintage Krug, there was claret, as well as a red and white Burgundy.’
      • ‘I wouldn't say I've got a vast wine cellar at home, but I'm never short of a bottle.’
      • ‘I liked her a lot, but he kept breaking off to talk about his wine cellar and his champagne collection.’
      • ‘Like how small the windows were and where in such a tiny fuselage they found space for such an extraordinarily well stocked wine cellar.’
      • ‘It's now known that Hussein maintained a top-shelf selection of liquor and a six-figure wine cellar, even while denying so much as a sip to his soldiers.’
      • ‘An award-winning wine cellar boasts over 400 vintage wines, from which they can choose a bottle for dinner.’
      • ‘Even the mighty Brian Boru had a rank insecurity, although his palace at Kincora was magnificent and his wine cellar unequalled.’
      • ‘A personalised and guided holiday in Africa, Guatemala or Brazil can cost £30,000 per person and a good wine cellar can set you back £100,000.’
      • ‘‘All very well if your man has a lavish wine cellar.’’
      • ‘Susan has even called on a colleague, Marcus, who has access to a university wine cellar and arrives bearing bottles worth up to £100 a bottle.’
      • ‘The pleasure of having you here on a regular basis puts, how shall I say, " pressure’ on my wine cellar.’
      • ‘‘We take a wine cellar on the road,’ she explains, ‘but we never indulge till after the show.’
      • ‘With success came the lifestyle: flash cars, houses, travel, stress, large lunches, a fantastic wine cellar and a stomach the size of a large hill.’
      • ‘Other features include a picturesque beer-garden and an in-house wine cellar, with over 150, mostly Austrian, wines which the guests are encouraged to taste.’
      • ‘Youri Djorkaeff might have won the man-of-the-match champagne for his performance against Sunderland in midweek, but he has insisted he hasn't come to England merely to add to his wine cellar.’
      • ‘For the last month I was faced with the realities of actually moving my wine cellar.’

Pronunciation

wine cellar

/ˈwīn ˌselər//ˈwaɪn ˌsɛlər/