Christie’s Geneva set a world record of the most expensive Burgundy wine ever sold when a private American collector bid a whopping US$123889 (€87815) for a single 75cl (750 mL) bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1945.
While the hotel may have opened in Portugal, the celebrations were held in the Intercontinental London. The bottle of Port wine was popped open to give guests a taste of Portugal and to remind them about the Intercontinental when they visit the country. The Inter Continental Porto-Palacio das Cardosas will be the first international luxury hotel in the historical city centre in Porto.
This particular wine cooler was not just meant for the first President of the United States – but designed by him as well. The Sheffield plate bowl was designed to fit four bottles as well as ice. It was one of the four coolers that Washington would order in 1789, the year he was sworn into office and moved into his first official residence, on Cherry Street in Manhattan.
A rare tawny port known as ‘Scion’ is on the market for $3,500. The port has an interesting history. Two casks of this wine were kept by a distinguished Douro family as a treasured heirloom. The family stubbornly refused to part with this treasure over the generations. The wine had been stored in a remote wine lodge. However with the death of the last surviving member of the family, the heirs decided to place the wine on sale.