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May 11, 2009 02:49 AM

Top 7 World's Most Expensive Bottles Of Alcohol

Came across an interesting read over at flushrush. Almost unbelievable some of these bottles and the amount of money they are worth. Diva Vodka at over a million dollars.... hmm wonder what a shot would be then??

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  1. Well, the first 2 don't really count as it is more about packaging than about wine.

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    1. re: Maximilien

      Correct. And the third one - its price is mostly dictated by who owned it before. So really the the first bottle that counts is this white wine for $90,000.

    2. #3 Chateau Lafite 1787

      There's a great book I'm currently reading "Billionaire's Vinegar" by Benjamin Wallace about this bottle. Very interesting view of the most elite collectors and their wines. I believe the story was originally published in either the NYT or Atlantic. Don't know how it ends yet . . .

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      1. re: alwayscooking

        Great book. the 1787Chateau d’Yquem is another subject of that book. I would believe it and the Lafite to be forgeries.

        1. re: nanette

          It was a very good book and every oenophile (or teetotaler) should read it - it would make a great movie on the ultimate costs of excess.

          1. re: alwayscooking

            Yeah, I think #3 & #4 are generally believed to be fakes. But they did sell for those prices, so I guess it doesn't matter. IIRC, the Forbes bottle was cooked under a light while on display and the cork collapsed into the bottle. So not much left to taste.

      2. Gosh, out of the top 10, I only have three in my cellar - NOT!

        Now, it will be interesting to see how well some of these sell, when certain segments of the population no longer have their fortunes. Times might be changing a bit. Glad that I did not invest to make $ on any of these.


        1. The detail eluded me. But some time ago, I remember seeing a program on TV's Travel channel where they featured the world's top ten most expensive dishes. The most expensive dish apparently is a dessert wine own by a hotel in the Caribean. Its a one of a kind half bottle of a really old German Riesling TBA. Some guests was willing to pay US$90,000 for it but the owner wanted $125,000!!

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          1. re: Charles Yu

            In 2003 7 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet 1978 sold at auction for $167,500, or almost $24,000 each.