Top 10 drinks world records

The most expensive white wine

Christian VannequeIn July 2011 French collector Christian Vanneque paid £75,000 for a bottle of 1811 Château d’Yquem, the most that has ever been paid for a bottle of white wine.

The 1811 vintage is hailed as one of Bordeaux’s greatest by those lucky enough to have tasted it, and wine critic Robert Parker gave it 100 points in 1999 when he described it as “liquefied crème brûlée.

The previous record for a white wine was also a bottle of Yquem from 1787, which was sold for £31,000 in 2006. After the purchase Vanneque joked with a reporter who asked him what he would do if the wine was corked. Vanneque said: “I hope not, my God. If it does, then I would call Guinness because it would be another record. The most expensive bottle of ruined wine in the world.”

2 Responses to “Top 10 drinks world records”

  1. Iain frae' Riccall says:

    And what happens then???
    Lots of mates and lots of straws, perhaps?

  2. steven says:

    what is that? A sherry-style wine? Chinese nebbiolo? Skin fermented pinot gris?

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