Thursday, December 15, 2011
The most expensive bottle of wine in the world
This is an incredible story I heard about, a full account is included in Benjamin Wallace's book The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. If you don't have time to read the book, read the story below. It is a great mystery with Virginia connections.
The Jefferson Bottles:
"The most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction was offered at Christie’s in London, on December 5, 1985. The bottle was handblown dark-green glass and capped with a nubby seal of thick black wax. It had no label, but etched into the glass in a spindly hand was the year 1787, the word “Lafitte,” and the letters “Th.J.”
Full New Yorker article here.
Benjamin Wallace was featured on NPR's Book Tour "The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Wine". Listen to Wallace read excerpts from his book here.
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