Record $500,000 paid for 27 bottles of red wine
My yearning to get into the fake bottling industry is becoming overwhelming.
I plan to specialize in DRC ( Democratic Republic of Congo).
This same moron paid $5,000 a bottle for '82 Petrus.
Assuming that those aren't counterfeit bottles, I've not tasted any 1982 Bordeaux that would warrant anything near this insanity.
As a reasonable rule of thumb for maximum wine pricing, it's hard to make a case that wine is more important to a great meal than the food is. Assuming (a stretch) that the wine is EQUALLY important to the food, and that each diner would have 2 glasses of these $20,000 bottles of wine (500,000 / 27 = roughly 20,000 per bottle), that would work out to around 2,000 PER GLASS.
So, two glasses = $4,000. What meal could possibly cost $4,000 to match this absurdity ?
And for possibly for chinese cuisine, no less, for which burgundy and bordeaux aren't very sensible matches to begin with.