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Cellar Collection

Hidden beneath the surface, a world of stories and flavors awaits in the cellar

Background imageCellar Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imageCellar Collection: PICCADILLY / CRUIKSHANK

PICCADILLY / CRUIKSHANK
Piccadilly: a coach departs from the White Horse Cellar Date: 1820

Background imageCellar Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imageCellar Collection: USA, Kentucky, Loretto: Makers Mark Bourbon Distillery, Aging Bourbon in Barrels

USA, Kentucky, Loretto: Makers Mark Bourbon Distillery, Aging Bourbon in Barrels

Background imageCellar Collection: Champagne wine cellar, Reims, Champagne, Ardennes, France, Europe

Champagne wine cellar, Reims, Champagne, Ardennes, France, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850)

The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850). Fawkes was an English conspirator who attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament on November 5th

Background imageCellar Collection: Soused Mouse

Soused Mouse
27th February 1954: A mouse is tempted to climb a miniature ladder for a sip of sherry in a wine cellar at Jerez in Spain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6734 - Sherry Comes From Spain - pub

Background imageCellar Collection: Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, Drinking A Glass Of Wine, Two Men, Wine Barrels, Winery, Storage, Alcohol, Alcoholic, Beverage, Underground, Viticulture, 19th Century Lithography

Background imageCellar Collection: Munich Bierkeller C1905

Munich Bierkeller C1905
The Hofbrauhaus-Saal, Munchen

Background imageCellar Collection: The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims

The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims, Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, France

Background imageCellar Collection: Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676

Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676
Dolls House of Petronella Dunois (1650-1695), c. 1676. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageCellar Collection: Bristol Temple Meads station alterations, 1934

Bristol Temple Meads station alterations, 1934
Views of the cellars beneath the broad gauge platforms during the alterations at Bristol Temple Meads station in 1934. The expansion of the station started in 1930 and lasted until 1935

Background imageCellar Collection: Taittinger champagne cellar, Reims, Marne, France, Europe

Taittinger champagne cellar, Reims, Marne, France, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Kellys Cellar, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Kellys Cellar, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Scene inside Kellys Cellar, a public house in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1969

Background imageCellar Collection: Wine cellar of Pocccardi Restaurant, Paris

Wine cellar of Pocccardi Restaurant, Paris
The wine cellar of the Italian Pocccardi Restaurant, Paris at 19 Rue Favart and 9 Boulevard Des Italiens Date: 1920s

Background imageCellar Collection: The Cellar Quartetto

The Cellar Quartetto: Dr Syntax and companions in the wine cellar

Background imageCellar Collection: Barrels in wine cellar

Barrels in wine cellar, Badia a Passignano Cave Antinos, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: French Champagne Cellars

French Champagne Cellars
Making champagne in the cellars of a French vineyard Date: late 19th century

Background imageCellar Collection: Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent

Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent
A conscientious monk tastes the monastery wine to make sure it is ageing well and keeping in good condition, a duty which must be performed from time to time

Background imageCellar Collection: Horn Lesson in a Wine Cellar

Horn Lesson in a Wine Cellar
A group of gentlemen and a small boy congregate in a wine cellar to practice playing the horn whilst enjoying a drink or two (non-alcoholic for the small boy of course)

Background imageCellar Collection: champagne bottles in Storrs Hall Hotel wine cellar in Windermere UK

champagne bottles in Storrs Hall Hotel wine cellar in Windermere UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageCellar Collection: Port casks in the Caves Taylor port producers

Port casks in the Caves Taylor port producers, cellars of Taylor, Yeatman and Fladgate group, Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto, Portugal, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District

Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District, South Moravian Region, Moravia, Czech Republic

Background imageCellar Collection: Restaurant, Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Restaurant, Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Background imageCellar Collection: Wine Tasters

Wine Tasters
A group of men tasting wine in a cellar. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Jacott from a painting by JP Hasenclever (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageCellar Collection: Picture No. 11808847

Picture No. 11808847
Stacked oak barrels in one of the cellars at the Bodegas Fundador Pedro Domecq in Jerez de la Frontera Cadiz province, Andalusia, Spain Date:

Background imageCellar Collection: The Needles, Horsham, Interior

The Needles, Horsham, Interior
A photograph of a furnished small interior room with chunky exposed beams, belonging to a Tudor style cottage named The Needles at Horsham

Background imageCellar Collection: Karntnerstrasse, Vienna, Austria

Karntnerstrasse, Vienna, Austria
Karntnerstrasse (Carinthian Street), a famous shopping street in Vienna, Austria. Date: late 1940s

Background imageCellar Collection: Un Repas san vins est une journee sans soleil (a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine)

Un Repas san vins est une journee sans soleil (a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine). Chateau de Nouvelles. Fitou. Languedoc. France

Background imageCellar Collection: U Monk in Wine Cellar

U Monk in Wine Cellar
U A conscientious monk tastes the monastery wine to make sure it is ageing well and keeping in good condition, a duty which must be performed

Background imageCellar Collection: The Vyvyan Salt, 1592-93 (silver-gilt with painted glass)

The Vyvyan Salt, 1592-93 (silver-gilt with painted glass)
BAL2085 The Vyvyan Salt, 1592-93 (silver-gilt with painted glass) by English School, (16th century); Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageCellar Collection: Woman with a Child in a Pantry, c. 1656-60 (oil on canvas)

Woman with a Child in a Pantry, c. 1656-60 (oil on canvas)
3545869 Woman with a Child in a Pantry, c.1656-60 (oil on canvas) by Hooch, Pieter de (1629-84); 65x60.5 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageCellar Collection: Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. Artist: John Leech

Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. Artist: John Leech
Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. A satirical illustration on the capture of Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes is the best known of the conspirators behind a Roman Catholic conspiracy

Background imageCellar Collection: Relief depicting people carrying amphorae in wine cellar

Relief depicting people carrying amphorae in wine cellar
Roman civilization. Relief depicting people carrying amphorae in a wine cellar

Background imageCellar Collection: Caves de J M Monmousseau at Montrichard

Caves de J M Monmousseau at Montrichard
Labelling fine sparkling wine in the Wine Cellars of J M Monmousseau at Montrichard, Touraine Region Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCellar Collection: From Cellar to Bar

From Cellar to Bar
How the beer gets from the barrels in the cellar to the beer-pull on the bar counter, thanks to carbonic acid gas in Hermann- Lachapelles apparatus

Background imageCellar Collection: Preparing for Sabbat

Preparing for Sabbat
The master of the house investigates noises in his wine-cellar, finds his domestic staff taking the evening off on their broomsticks

Background imageCellar Collection: The Plettenberg - wine cellar

The Plettenberg - wine cellar

Background imageCellar Collection: Fawkes Detected

Fawkes Detected
Guy Fawkes, detected by Suffolk, pretends to be a servant

Background imageCellar Collection: Sherry Cask

Sherry Cask
27th February 1954: A glass of sherry and a candle next to cobwebbed barrels in a wine cellar at Jerez in Spain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6734 - Sherry Comes From Spain - pub

Background imageCellar Collection: Advert for Harrods silverware 1937

Advert for Harrods silverware 1937
Advertisement for siverware for Harrods to celebrate the Coronation Year including Silver- salver, entree dish, hot water jug, coaster, asparagus tongs, pair of candlesticks

Background imageCellar Collection: Switzerland - Unterseen

Switzerland - Unterseen
Switzerland - the old wooden buildings in the centre of Unterseen. The city was founded on July 13, 1279, when King Rudolf I von Habsburg granted Baron Berchtold III of Eschenbach-Oberhofen

Background imageCellar Collection: Wine casks in the wine cellars of the Villa Vignamaggio

Wine casks in the wine cellars of the Villa Vignamaggio, a wine producer whose wines were the first to be called Chianti, near Greve, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Cellar, champagne production

Cellar, champagne production, Saarburg, Saar Valley, Germany, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Cellars of Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Cellars of Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Casks in cellar, Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Medoc, Cote d Or, Burgundy

Casks in cellar, Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Medoc, Cote d Or, Burgundy, France, Europe

Background imageCellar Collection: Library CC46_00597

Library CC46_00597
Guys Hospital, The Borough, London. People reading books in the Free Lending Library. 1920s




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Hidden beneath the surface, a world of stories and flavors awaits in the cellar. From Hogarth's vivid depiction of Gin Lane to the Makers Mark Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky, cellars have long been associated with indulgence and intemperance. In these dimly lit spaces, barrels age bourbon to perfection, infusing it with rich flavors that tantalize the senses. Across Europe, from Chateau Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux to Champagne wine cellars in Reims, France, these underground sanctuaries house some of the finest wines known to humanity. The walls echo with tales of centuries-old craftsmanship and dedication as vintners meticulously tend to their precious creations. But not all is serious within these hallowed halls. A mischievous soused mouse scurries through shelves lined with bottles while Bristol Temple Meads station undergoes alterations above ground. Munich Bierkeller transports us back to a lively era where beer flowed freely and laughter filled the air. Intricate wrought iron porticos guard entrances like that of Champagne Louis Roederer in Reims—a testament to elegance and refinement found within its walls. And even historical events find their place here; Guy Fawkes' capture immortalized on canvas reminds us that they can hold secrets both dark and significant. The enchantment extends beyond beverages as well; Petronella Dunois' Dolls House takes us back to 1676 when miniature worlds were crafted for sheer delight. It serves as a reminder that even within hidden spaces lie treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether it's savoring aged spirits or exploring forgotten corners brimming with history, stepping into a cellar is an invitation into another realm altogether—a sensory journey through time and taste that leaves an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to venture below ground level.