Most people will have an image in their mind of a wine cellar being a dank and dusty dungeon under a castle. Of course there are some of those, but more and more people are looking to have some fun by building up a small collection of wine at home.
With a little bit of planning this is possible. Ageing wines can also be rewarding in that the taste usually improves (matures).
Donal Morris can help you choose the best location in your house to build your modest cellar. He will also suggest wines for short and long-term drinking based on your preferences, your budget and what you already own.
By the way, you can be involved in planning and purchasing decisions as much (or as little) as you like.