Wine Collecting

Buying Collectible Wine at Online Auctions

By Elisabeth Townsend
AuctionBytes.com
October 07, 2005

‘The most expensive wine ever sold remains a single bottle of Chateau Lafite 1787, which purportedly belonged to Thomas Jefferson,’ said Peter D. Meltzer, ‘Wine Spectator’ auction correspondent. ‘It was bought at Christie’s London in December 1985 for $155,242 by the late Malcolm Forbes.’

No one is sure who has sold the priciest bottle at an online wine auction. But certainly a contender is the six-liter bottle of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache 1990 for $35,000. This was WineBid.com’s biggest sale since it began selling wine online in September 1996.”

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