Wine has been around since the dawn of man and we have all had those longs night drinking wine till the wee hours.
Historically wine has been part of celebrations and now has become one of the most sought after collectibles for the rich. There are wine clubs, wine magazines and winery tours all over the place. Collecting and drinking wine has become a billion dollar industry.
In most cases wine doesn’t cost a lot. It can range from 10 bucks to 40 bucks. But there are many people out there who love wine in particular and some people will spare no expense when it comes to wine.
Your local liquor store definitely possesses a few select wines that in fact cost just a couple of dollars. That same-store most likely stocks brands costing a little more than $100, too. Also, individuals who really don’t shy away from spending money $150 for a bottle of Dom Pérignon or $350 for a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne might be shocked to discover simply how much some wine collectors spend.
But there are wine for the super-rich and people will spare no expense to collect and drink that most coveted bottle of wine.
A wine shop in the Dubai International Airport is offering whatever they call “the world’s most costly bottle of red wine to ever be sold.” The Le Clos wine shop in Terminal 3 is offering three Balthazars (12-liter bottles) of Château Margaux 2009 costing $195,000 each. This is actually the first time the well-known Bordeaux wine producers have ever bottled Balthazars, and of course, the release refers back to the 2009 vintage as “among the best” with “wonderful attention, finesse, balance and freshness.” Château Margaux has developed six Balthazars, only three of which should be on sale, throughout Le Clos.
Along with 12 litres wine the Balthazar buyer will be given a first-class flight to Paris to visit Château Margaux. The trip will incorporate tours of the vineyard, the wine cellar, as well as a dinner hosted by managing director Paul Pontallier.
Retail wise the Balthazars is the most expensive in the world but there are aftermarket wines sold at auctions, like the nine-litre 2010 Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir that have auctioned off for $205,000.
It doesn’t matter if you are a determined wine collector or just a collector of wine trivia, discovering the world’s most costly wines might be great fun. The stories behind your wines go on to inspire us all.
For wine lovers this bottle of wine is the Rolls Royce of wines and perhaps .0001% of the population could ever afford it. So how does one ever get to taste or get a chance to buy this wine?
Well like most people you will only be limited to the local wine are your shop but if you someday have a chance to win the lottery then you can afford to buy this wine. The most recent US Powerball jackpot hit 1.5 billion and if you ever won the lottery you could actually buy all the of Château Margaux in stock.
One can only dream. It only cost a couple bucks to play the lottery. What else do you have to lose?