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Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s with Dr. Daniel Potts

WebThis week’s FindaTopDoc show features our guest, Dr. Daniel C. Potts in helping us Understand Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Currently serving as Attending Neurologist at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Dr. Potts is also Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics.

Dr. Daniel C. Potts
Dr. Daniel C. Potts

Dr. Potts has also received six Patient Choice Awards and one of America’s Top Physicians. After graduating from Birmingham-Southern College, obtaining a degree in biology, he then went to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. While studying at UAB, Dr. Potts became chief resident in neurology. Dr. Potts currently is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology for all of his contribution to his studies in neurological diseases.

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Luxury Wine Cellars Rise Up – Wall Street Journal

Wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls

Anthony Casimano in the climate-controlled glass wine room of his Upper Brookville, N.Y., home.

For centuries, wine cellars have been dark, windowless spaces with bottles stuffed into cubbies, more function than form. But that doesn’t suit a new generation, for whom wine collecting is as much a social hobby as an investment strategy.

Mr. Casimano’s wine room as seen from the kitchen. The room is also viewable from the great room and the hallway.
Mr. Casimano’s wine room as seen from the kitchen. The room is also viewable from the great room and the hallway. CLAUDIO PAPAPIETRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Mr. Casimano’s wine room as seen from the kitchen. The room is also viewable from the great room and the hallway.CLAUDIO PAPAPIETRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNALFor these collectors, the cellar needs to be a showpiece, maybe with single-paned glass, LED lights and clear sleeves that put labels on display. And befitting their elevated status, sometimes these spaces aren’t in the basement at all. “They’re not wine cellars anymore,” said Robert Bass, president of Greenville, S.C.-based Kessick Wine Cellars. “They’re wine rooms.”

On the first floor of Anthony Casimano ’s 14,000-square-foot, Italian-villa-style home in Upper Brookville, N.Y., sits a 16-by-10-foot, climate-controlled glass box holding 1,500 bottles. It is the home’s centerpiece, and is viewable from the great room, the hallway and the kitchen.

“We thought it would be one of the highlights of the house,” said Mr. Casimano, 42, who owns a health-care software company called Findatopdoc.com. “It’s a big wow factor.” Below the glass cellar is a more traditional wood-and-brick version, holding up to 4,000 bottles. “It’s a hybrid between what my wife and I both like,” Mr. Casimano said.

Below the glass cellar in Mr. Casimano’s home is a more traditional wood-and-brick version. ‘It’s a hybrid between what my wife and I both like,’ he said.
Below the glass cellar in Mr. Casimano’s home is a more traditional wood-and-brick version. ‘It’s a hybrid between what my wife and I both like,’ he said. CLAUDIO PAPAPIETRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

By installing glass and raising the wine storage above ground, collectors like Mr. Casimano lose the relatively cool, constant temperatures that drove wine storage underground in the first place. To compensate, Mr. Casimano’s aboveground room is refrigerated 24 hours a day to keep the wine the ideal temperature, which his wine-room designer believes is between 59 and 61 degrees. And the glass has a coating to filter out UV rays. Mr. Casimano estimates the cost of building his first-floor wine room, plus the more traditional second wine room underneath, at about $120,000.

Mr. Casimano’s wine room as seen from the kitchen. The room is also viewable from the great room and the hallway.CLAUDIO PAPAPIETRO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNALFor thousands of years, winemakers used the naturally mild temperatures found in caves, catacombs or deep holes to store wine in Iran, ancient Greece and other parts of Europe. While some wineries in Napa Valley and elsewhere continue the tradition of caves, growing numbers of homeowners are cooling their vino with artificial refrigeration and humidity control, which can regulate the environment with a few pressed buttons.

Read the rest of the article at: http://online.wsj.com/articles/luxury-wine-cellars-rise-up-1413469511?Keywords=Anthony_Casimano

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