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Top 7 World's Most Expensive Bottles Of Alcohol

BeefeaterGin May 11, 2009 02:49 AM

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??

http://flushrush.com/top-7-worlds-mos...

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    Maximilien May 11, 2009 03:40 AM

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

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      olasek May 11, 2009 05:47 PM

      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. alwayscooking May 11, 2009 05:56 PM

      #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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        nanette May 23, 2009 06:48 AM

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

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          alwayscooking May 23, 2009 07:36 AM

          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.

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            Tir_na_nOg May 31, 2009 03:13 AM

            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. Bill Hunt May 11, 2009 09:17 PM

        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.

        Hunt

        1. Charles Yu May 11, 2009 09:47 PM

          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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            dinwiddie Jun 1, 2009 09:04 AM

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

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