So much wine...

What if you had access to the only spreadsheet you will ever need to properly and thoroughly inventory your wine collection?

Having been sent dozens of inventory sheets missing pertinent information, which has led to speculation and a ton of time wasted on trying to determine what bottles were meant to be entered, I decided to create and share the only spreadsheet you will ever need to inventory your wine collection. You never know when you will actually need a completed inventory sheet, and unfortunately I’ve witnessed too many instances where it is too late to create one. Death, natural disasters, divorce, relocation, and theft are the most common reasons that you would need an accurate inventory. Imagine, a pipe bursts and the labels on your wines make them unreadable. Or an earthquake hits and the bottles are in a pile on the ground, broken glass and wine soaked labels. You have to move, the wine is packed, but you have no idea what is in each box, or if a case goes missing and you have no proof it ever existed, or even when the last time you saw it was. You've finally decided to get insurance, but are not sure what information needs to be recorded. This spreadsheet insures all involved that every important detail is entered, and will serve as a record that can constantly be updated

What would it cost to have someone else do this?

Your time is valuable, but if you hire someone else to catalogue your wine collection you need to be prepared to pay what they are worth (or else be prepared to pay for the service twice).

  • 500 lines of inventory...


    A wine collection with 500 lines of inventory, would cost approximately $4166 to have a wine professional do the work for you ~2 min/line. That would be the equivalent of a 6-pack of 2018 Haut Brion in OWC, a 3-pack of 2010 (100pt) Latour in OWC, a 3L of 1999 Lafite, or a bottle of 1978 DRC Richebourg!


  • Who is this spreadsheet for?

    Someone that is getting into wine collecting. Someone with a wine collection. Someone that has inherited a wine collection. Someone that is planning to sell a wine collection.

  • What can I use this spreadsheet for?

    Organizing your collection, obtaining insurance, a legal record of assets, relocation, to shop around wines that you would like to sell, and to upload to Cellar Tracker.

  • How often do I need to update it?

    We recommend as often as possible depending on your purchasing and consumption habits, and a minimum of every quarter.

  • Do I need a spreadsheet and Cellar Tracker?

    No, but at the bare minimum you need a spreadsheet. You can upload this completed spreadsheet to Cellar Tracker, and then manage your inventory from there. You can always export a spreadsheet from their platform at any time.

  • Where should I keep this spreadsheet?

    You can print it out and leave it in your cellar, but always include a copy with all of your other important legal documents in a safe and secure location. Using Google Sheets or other cloud based locations is extra insurance safeguarding against computer malfunctions or theft.

  • What if I need help filling it out?

    You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with Enotrias and we will guide you through the process.

  • What if I don’t have time to do a full inventory?

    We get it, time is money, and there's a good chance that you have other things that you would like to do than cataloguing your cellar. Personal Sommeliers can cost anywhere from $75/hour to $300/hour (remember, you get what you pay for and need to thoroughly vet whomever you decide to let into your cellar). Feel free to reach out to us at if you would like to learn more about hiring someone to complete your inventory.

  • Where do I start?

    You need to be methodical in this. Going column by column and section by section is the best way to see what you have and organize as you go.

  • How can this help me organize my collection?

    Once everything is entered, you can organize the columns by style, varietal, producer, region, and vintage, and lay out your cellar based on that information, or you can upload it to Cellar Tracker and print out a Restaurant Style Wine List that will allow you to fine tune your organization.

The only spreadsheet you will ever need to keep track of your wine collection.

What if you could finally get control of your wine collection with one key tool? With the Enotrias designed Master Inventory Spreadsheet, you will be able to completely and properly catalog your wine collection, have it for personal use, submit it for insurance coverage, upload it to Cellar Tracker, and use it for legal requirements.

Course curriculum

    1. The first step in inventorying your wine collection

    1. A message from your instructor

    2. Master Inventory Spreadsheet Outline

    1. BONUS: Tools

    2. Congratulations! Here's what to do next...

    3. More resources for you

About this course

  • $97.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

How does this work?

  • Click on one of the buttons to purchase.

  • Check your inbox for a link to download the product on our platform. If you ever need help, contact us through, or schedule a one-on-one consultation.

  • Systematically start filling it in. Remember to fill out all of the columns.

  • Bring it to the Wine Collecting Master Class, send it to your insurance company, print it and keep it in your wine cellar, upload it to Cellar Tracker, share it with any necessary friends and family.

  • Reassess your wine collection and stay on top of it!

Wait, by offering this aren’t you making yourself obsolete?

Fortunately, no.

There are a ton of collectors that do not have the time to inventory their own collections, or their time is more valuable than what they can afford to pay me. I also do a lot of desktop appraisals that are on limited timelines and require quick turnarounds, so I can work on those anywhere that I can access wifi. And when I’m not in a cellar, or in front of a computer, I am being booked for speaking engagements or educational seminars.

I’m super overwhelmed just thinking about doing the inventory.

I get it. Seriously.

As much as I love what I do, and I truly do, almost every single collection has something that has me questioning my career choice. But, you get to learn from me. Someone that has tens of millions of dollars of wine under management. Someone that has been in the most beautiful, expertly designed and filled cellars, to ones built into hillsides, chaotically filled with cardboard boxes containing 12 different wines, and more signs of rodents than anyone would care to be confronted with. This spreadsheet is the launching point for you to get started. It is the biggest tool you can use to do this work on your own. I also offer a Master Class on wine collecting where we will walk through every aspect of starting and owning a wine collection. You will be empowered and informed, and able to do the work on your own. And, worst case scenario, if it’s more than you can take on, I, or a member of my team can step in and take over.


Melissa L. Smith

Head Sommelier and Founder

Forbes and Robb Report recognized sommelier, and the founder of Enotrias Elite Sommelier Services. Melissa has been organizing, inventorying, appraising, and managing the wine collections of celebrities and industry giants for over a decade. Logging countless hours in the wine cellars of hundreds of clients, she has created the country's only continuing education course on wine collecting, developed proprietary software to efficiently inventory and appraise collections, and continues to educate wine enthusiasts through in-person and virtual seminars.

Okay, I have an inventory, how do I work with you to help me understand it and decide what to do with it?

I’m glad you asked. I will be offering a webinar on wine collecting, but it is limited to 50 attendees. You will learn exactly how to use the spreadsheet, how to organize your collection, and even how to handle selling your collection.