The ultimate pipe dream adventure for wine collectors, coin collectors, fans of time travel, fans of Thomas Jefferson, and hopeless romantics.

The year is 2010. Imagine Robert Packard, a 30-something wine nerd in California, majored in physics, but working as a receptionist for a law firm, locked in a loveless marriage. Now imagine that he gets two windows to the past, one to Bordeaux, France, in the year 1860, and the other to a retired Thomas Jefferson at Monticello in the year 1818. He gets access to the wine vintages of dreams, and has to take a crash course in rare coins to be able to pay for them. He becomes an instant millionaire, but that only brings him a divorce suit, a visit from the IRS and threats from the Mafia to reveal a secret wine cellar that doesn't exist. He also falls in love with a vineyard worker's daughter who is across a portal in the year 1860, and he relies heavily on the genius of his Guatemalan assistant and her brother's intimate knowledge of “maa shalats,” whatever that is. Come join Robert as he tries to navigate his way though his new pleasures and perils of three centuries, finds out what in the world “bust half dimes” are, and listen in on his conversations with the author of the Declaration of Independence.

The Time Cellar Reviews

The Time Cellar by Marc EmoryWhat some readers have had to say about The Time Cellar:

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., former head of the Democratic National Committee:
“Marc Emory has written a unique story that will delight fans of Thomas Jefferson, but also enthusiasts of time travel, collectible wine and rare coins. Told in a unique dry, humorous style, with researched, believable conversations with characters from centuries past, Emory draws the reader into Robert Packard’s suspenseful attempts to stay one step ahead (or 150 years behind!) of divorce lawyers and educated hired thugs. I highly recommend this entertaining book to anyone who loves history, collectibles, or just a good romance!”


Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man:
“Hey, Marc—I hate you!  Now I can’t even look at a glass of wine without thinking of your furshlugginer story!!!”


Karlyn Thayer, twenty-year instructor for Writer’s Digest University:
“Marc Emory’s novel, Wine All Mine, is the best story to cross my desk in twenty years. The strongest factor in Emory’s favor is his ability to create suspense—at its best. This truly is one of those stories that keeps the reader turning the pages, desperate to find out how the story ends. Pacing is excellent, with no down time. The story zips along at dizzying speed, despite forays into Thomas Jefferson’s sitting room. Readers can’t help but root for Robert, the protagonist. In all my years as a writing mentor, this is the first time I’ve had reason to recommend a book, and that reason is just plain terrific story-telling!”


Adrian Cronauer, portrayed by Robin Williams in “Good Morning Vietnam:”
“I certainly did enjoy the book.  I’m not sure what I expected but it was great! Then, again, what would one expect from a book that begins with, ‘For the record, if there ever is one, the body in my basement with the pitchfork sticking out of his back isn’t mine.’  What a fine opening line!……….

“All in all, it is an excellent piece of work and I encourage you to get it published as soon as possible; you probably have another career awaiting you as a sci-fi/fantasy writer.”


David Harper, editor, Numismatic News and World Coin News:
“I grew up reading science fiction. Combining it with numismatics and wine makes the plot a winner in my mind. Maybe someone will want to make a movie out of it.”


Bob Merrill, senior auctioneer for Heritage Auctions (Dallas):
“Think of the mystery writings of John Grisham, the research Doris Kearns Goodwin did in ‘Lincoln: Team of Rivals,’ and theme of Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris all rolled into one and you get Marc Emory’s great story.  I know this sounds cliché, but it is a PAGE TURNER.  Marc will take you to Virginia in 1818 and to France in 1860.  Add in the IRS, a few pretentious snobs, the Mafia, some fine wine and rare coins and you’ve got a tale not to be missed. There is more that I could say, but I’m not going to spoil it for you; just look for the 80 year old lady who will…..”

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