Is Feng Shui a mystical practice, a science, or a form of magical thinking? For those real estate agents who put its principals into practice, it doesn’t really matter. They’ve found it can work. A while back the Wall Street Journal reported that some buildings were even hiring Feng Shui consultants to furnish model apartments in the belief that it would help sales.

The earliest form of wine storage was a clay jar, or amphora, buried in the earth. The first primitive wine cellar was no more than a hole in the ground. During the time of the Roman Empire, Vetruvius noted it was common practice to orient a wine cellar to the north because the northern edges of a dwelling were believed to be less prone to fluctuations of temperature and humidity.