Somehow, the act of retrieving a chilled bottle of wine from a drawer has greater emotional appeal than using an upright cooler. There's a happy nonchalance to the action, unlike the pretentiousness that a visit to a towering cabinet can engender. The Cave 55 holds—surprise!—55 bottles, divided over two temperature zones. norcool.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.