Magnum of Nazi wine sells for £1,500

24th April, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A rare magnum of “Führerwein”, made on the orders of Adolf Hitler, has sold at auction for £1,500.

‘Führerwein’The 1.5 litre bottle fetched £1,540 in an online auction hosted by Glasgow-based auction house McTear’s, according to a report by Decanter.com.

Hitler, who was known to be tee-total, personally commissioned the bottle in 1943 as a gift to high-ranking German soldiers to mark his 54th birthday.

It featured an image of the dictator, a wax swastika stamp and the stamp of the Reichszeugmeisterei – the central office that supplied Nazi equipment.

The wine, which experts said would likely be “undrinkable”, had an estimated selling price of £2,000.

After the war the bottle fell into the hands of a Hungarian prisoner of war who recently donated it to the auction house.

The wine’s authenticity was vetted by an independent historian before it was sold.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

National Account Manager – On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Sales Manager – Midlands and South West

Pol Roger Portfolio
Midlands and South West

UK Brand Ambassador - That Boutique-y Gin Company

That Boutique-y Gin Company
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Grocery (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Wholesale RTM (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Digital Marketing Manager

Master of Malt
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Experienced On Trade Sales Person

Borough Wine Imports
London, GB

3 x Business Development Executive

The Lakes Distillery Company Limited
Newcastle head office and nationwide, UK

Editor

Master of Malt Ltd
Tunbridge Wells(Kent)

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Experienced On-Trade Salespeople Required

Portal Wines and Spirits
London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 17th April 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th April 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more