Rare look inside the Queen's Wine Collection

The Queen has allowed the Telegraph newspaper a rare glimpse inside the wine cellars of the Palace.  At least some of the structures of the cellars date back to the Duke of Buckingham, one of the earlier owners of the House.  Today the cellars hold over £2million worth of wine.

The newspaper was allowed access in order to promote the Palace's energy saving initiatives. Over the next few months the cellars will be cooled by water taken from below the Palace. The bore used for this cooling was created in 2002 to provide air conditioning for the new Queen's Gallery. The Palace are now expanding the use of this bore to provide cooling for additional areas of the Palace, including the 300 year old wine cellars.

For more information see : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/05/nwine05.xml

Posted on Monday 5 February, 2007
Filed under: Buckingham Palace
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