The Wine and Corkscrew Museum, housed in the outhouses on the west side of the Villa Mazzucchelli, occupies three floors, one of which is a basement. Each floor is devoted to one sector: Vine cultivation and vinification; The stages of wine-making and wine-bottling; Corkscrews and antique corking machines. In the basement, where the sector dealing with Vine cultivation and vinification is housed, there are some special tools used used by vine growers: billhooks, wine-presses, and an unusual Piedmontese cart for transporting grapes. The section on the ground floor, which starts with a precious 17th century wine-press, is devoted to The stages of wine-making and wine-bottling and has on display implements for taking samples, as well as densimeters and thermometers used for checking the progress and regularity of fermentation. Then there are bellows and pumps for decanting the wine into the casks and filters for racking it. The collection includes a series of instruments for establishing the quality of the product, such as wine guages, bains-marie, ebullioscopes and stills, among which a particularly interesting, 18th century, copper still, used for making brandy. On the first floor in the section entitled Corkscrews and antique corking machines there is one of the largest and most varied collections in the world of both modern and antique corkscrews. Their range is truly amazing; they are of every origin and shape: from sophisticated English ones to French ones and then those of Italian and German manufacture. The graphic collection of the Mazzucchelli Museums includes a collection of engravings, made up of nearly 700 works, particularly notable for its section dedicated to the theme of wine. Piero Giacomini started this collection in the eighties together with his vast collection of corkscrews and equipment for wine-making and wine-tasting, as a precious iconographical instrument to illustrate diverse aspects regarding the world of wine. The engravings, which date back to as early as the sixteenth century, show the development of the Dionysian theme over the centuries, the fortune of the allegory of the vine in Christendom, they document wine-making methods and the opportunities for pleasure associated with it. The collection is situated in the prestigious setting of the Wine Museum. Web Site