Peter Salerno Inc. Presents Custom Wine Cellars + ‘Man Cave Classics’

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents Custom Wine Cellars + ‘Man Cave Classics’

Custom Wine Cellars From Peter Salerno Inc.

The fall is an amazing time to enjoy the perfect bottle of wine with friends, family and loved ones. Thanks to the Man Cave Classics line from Peter Salerno Inc., you can enjoy the world’s best wines in your own custom wine cellar.

Man Cave Classics is a special Peter Salerno Inc. line dedicated to custom wine cellars, “man caves”, cigar bars, humidors, and more. A wine connoisseur in his own right, Peter Salerno is intimately aware of the attributes of an outstanding custom wine cellar.

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Peter Salerno Inc.’s custom wine cellars are award-winning and completely centered around the client, whether it is a one thousand bottle cellar with a tasting area or a four thousand bottle cellar with a secret passageway from the main cellar to a secret corridor containing your most precious and prized wines and champagnes.

Proper wine storage is a priority, you must have the right balance of humidity and temperature. As wine enthusiasts, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. understands this, making custom wine cellar construction a company specialty.

Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.
Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.

If you are interested in your own custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc., they offer private, personal consultations for current and prospective design clients. Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page for information on the Man Cave Classics line, as well as Peter Salerno’s award-winning kitchen, bath, and custom cabinetry designs.

Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.
Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.

May 9th is National Moscato Day: Find The Best Moscato Here!

Which Moscato Wines Are REALLY Worth Drinking?

Ah, Moscato. Perhaps no other beverage has created such divisive opinions within the community of wine aficionados as the product of the Muscat grape. Although the classic Moscato D’Anti originated in Italy, derivatives and clones of the Muscat grape are now grown from Oregon to New Zealand as demand for the fruity wine soars.

The Gallo Family created National Moscato Day in 2012 to celebrate the light, sparkling sipping wine that’s taken dinner tables, wine wholesalers and liquor stores by storm over recent years.

A fresh bunch of Moscato Bianco grapes, just in time for National Moscato Day! (Credit: Wiki Commons)
A fresh bunch of Moscato Bianco grapes, just in time for National Moscato Day!

Like it or not, the Moscato craze appears here to stay!

If you’re a lover of Moscato wines – be they Orange Muscat, Muscat Blanc or Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains – then May 9th is bound to be one of your favorite days of spring. But celebrating May 9th (National Moscato Day) in style isn’t quite as simple as picking up a pedestrian bottle of the fizzy wine.

As Richard Jennings, author of over 45,000 tasting notes, once noted:

America’s in the midst of a much bigger wine phenomenon than the sudden upswing in Pinot Noir sales following the 2004 release of the movie Sideways. Sales of slightly sparkling sweet wines with underlying acidity made from the Muscat grape have exploded over the past two years among younger buyers, especially Millennials — the 21 to 30 age group.

Some of these wines, especially from Italy’s Asti region, are terrific. Others, produced by huge wine conglomerates on an industrial basis looking to cash in on the latest trend, are truly dreadful.

So this National Moscato Day, how can you tell which Muscat to enjoy in your dining room, sitting room or custom wine cellar?

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Here’s a great, short list of fabulous Moscatos to enjoy May 9th (or any day)!

Best Moscatos to Enjoy on National Moscato Day

1. Borgo Maragliano La Caliera Moscato D’Asti, 2014 (Italy)

At between $12-16 a bottle at most retailers, La Caliera is our favorite Italian Moscato D’Asti when it comes to a combination of taste and price. While each edition from 2013-2016 is a real winner, our selection is the 2014 vintage, full of green grape, pear and yet not overly sweet. This Borgo Maragliano Moscato D’Asti is a great pair with most desserts (even chocolate!).

The winemaker describes La Caliera as carrying a “fragrance of candied fruit, acacia flowers and a typical musky but delicate bouquet”.

2. Foris Moscato, 2013 (Rogue Valley)

Foris is a great Oregon-based brand that has a knack for versatile, light Moscato. 2013 is our favorite (2012 and 2016 aren’t half-bad either) for its low alcohol content and intriguing citrus quality. Rated an 87 by Wine Enthusiast, we also love Foris for use in mimosas and other wine-mix beverages – primarily due to the low alcohol content and orange flavor we mentioned.

At a price tag of roughly $15-17 per bottle, this is an affordable, enjoyable Moscato.

Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.
Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.

3. Stemmari Moscato, 2013 (Terre Siciliane)

This beautiful pale yellow Moscato sits neatly at 8.5% ABV and, unlike many Moscatos, serves exceptionally well as an aperitif rather than a dessert wine. Like its Foris counterpart, the 2013 vintage is exceptional, garnering a rating of 90 at the Ultimate Wine Challenge. (The 2012 is also excellent, receiving a score of 86 from Wine Enthusiast.)

Sweeter than some of its counterparts, you’ll also find the price tag a bit sweeter as well – retail average for this bottle is just about $10. If you feel like venturing out of the Asti region and into Sicily, you’ll be highly satisfied with this effort from Stemmari.

Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Wine Cellar Design: Fall 2014

Peter Salerno Presents: Custom Wine Cellar Design

Fall 2014 Feature: Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Wine Cellars

A beautiful wine cellar designed by Peter Salerno, Inc.
A beautiful wine cellar designed by Peter Salerno, Inc. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

From the “Beautiful Beach Life” of the summer, Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog takes you into fall with the lush elegance of our beautiful custom wine cellars. From initial custom wine cellar designs, to artistic choices like specific metals and lighting, to which woods your choose, we will cover your custom wine cellar journey from concept to completion.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s custom wine cellars are award-winning and completely centered around the client, whether it is a one thousand bottle cellar with a tasting area or a four thousand bottle cellar with a secret passageway from the main cellar to a secret corridor containing your most precious and prized wines and champagnes.

Our wine cellars are award winning and completely centered around the client, whether it is a one thousand bottle cellar with a tasting area or a four thousand bottle cellar with a secret passageway from the main cellar to a secret corridor containing your most precious and prized wines and champagnes.

Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.
Custom wine cellar from Peter Salerno Inc. Man Cave Classics.

Proper wine storage is a priority, you must have the right balance of humidity and temperature. As wine enthusiasts, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. understands this, making custom wine cellar construction a company specialty.

Of course, no wine cellar means much without the wine it stores. We’ll tell you about perfect wine and food pairings, outstanding vineyards and vintages you may not know, and other news and information regarding the very best in wines for fall 2014!

Finally, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. will provide you with inventive ways to turn your wine cellar into a place your extended family and friends can enjoy. For example, the wine cellar we created in the picture above features a beautiful table which you can use to host meals, tastings, or even pairing sessions.

Fall is here, and it’s time to leave the beach behind. But why be sad when you can walk out of your sunny summer kitchen and into your rich, beautiful custom wine cellar? Stay tuned!

April 2014: Man Cave Month at Peter Salerno Inc.

Man Cave Designs From Peter Salerno Inc.

When a company has a line called “Man Cave Classics”, you know they’re devoted to making a guy’s personal space as incredible and unique as possible. Peter Salerno Inc. is dedicating the month of April to their custom “man cave” designs. Whether it’s custom-built humidors, one-of-a-kind bars, rec room designs, or anything else you can dream up, Peter Salerno and his team can create the man cave of your dreams.

No matter what your passion, Peter Salerno can design a custom man cave centered around what you love.

Car lover?  Imagine functional and 100% unique bars and furniture made from old cars. Made from salvaged and restored Exotic Cars, Muscle Cars, and Classic Cars. The possibilities are endless; it is a must-have for the ultimate Man Cave or Car Collector (We can even complete this amazing Man Cave accessory with a matching Husky Tool Chest retrofitted with two Sub Zero refrigerator drawers for your champagne or beer!)

Peter Salerno's custom Corvette bar. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Peter Salerno’s custom Corvette bar. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Aside from cars and tool chests- our line also covers all other aspects of your Man Cave. No cave is complete without your Cave Paintings! Give us a list and pictures of your interests and we will work with you to bring it to life on your walls, ceilings, and floors using concrete and graffiti!​

For the wine lover, the main highlight of a Man Cave should be an incredible wine cellar. Proper wine storage is a priority, you must have the right balance of humidity and temperature. As wine enthusiasts ourselves we understand this; which is why we specialize in wine cellars.

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

For the Cigar Lover, ​we can work a humidor into your wine cellar as a centerpiece or discretely disguised as a case of fine wine. If your cigar collection is as large as your wine collection a sister cellar devoted to your cigars may be in order- complete with smoke eaters, a beautiful table, a small bar to house and showcase your scotch and brandy, and top it off with a customized ice maker to fit your whiskey needs.

For a more classic Man Cave; traditional design and elegance are a must. Fireplaces, bars, TVs, mirrors, bookcases, gun cabinets, sword display, and billiard tables are essentials. Want a big screen for your bar but you don’t want to compromise that beautiful mirror? Why not have a hidden TV behind the mirror to catch up on the news with a night cap and keep that classic mirror when entertaining guests! 

Let Peter Salerno design your custom man cave. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Let Peter Salerno design your custom man cave. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)