[Tagging] What do others call this?
simonbiber at yahoo.com.au
Mon Jul 26 02:13:54 BST 2010
John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> I think that it is likely to lead to a great deal of confusion, since the
>general meaning of "cellar door" is any door leading into a building's cellar.
>This does not necessarily mean that the building is a winery; for example, most
>houses in the USA that date back to 1950 or earlier have a cellar. The usual
>terminology here is that a below-ground space that is dirt-floored, or is
>basically just an excavation, is called a cellar; one that has finished walls
>and floors, so that it can better be used for storage or as living space is
>generally called a basement.
Being under the category of tourism, it's not intended to be seen as the general
meaning of any door leading into a building's cellar. In Australia at least,
cellar door is a common and usual term for this kind of facility, which is open
to the public at a winery.
To me, a cellar door is a kind of tourist attraction but it's also a kind of
government-licensed alcohol vendor. One that is limited to a single
manufacturer's products or what is produced in the surrounding vineyards. There
will be salespeople who may spend a significant amount of time with a customer,
allowing them to taste many wines or perhaps tour the wine-making facilities on
site before making a purchase.
I'm not sure how the tagging should be done, but I think the connection with
both tourism and retail (alcohol) need to be considered.
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