The world’s biggest deliberate wine destructions

From pouring Lafite down the loo to draining vats of Brunello, we round up some of the most destructive acts to be deliberately inflicted on the world of wine.

Few acts of vengeance are more chilling that destroying someone’s prized wine collection

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and few acts of vengeance are more chilling than the destruction of someone’s prized wine collection, particularly if the victim is the person who worked so hard to make it in the first place.

Prompted by a tale in the Financial Times this weekend, which considered acts of retribution as marriages break up, including emptying first growth claret down the lavatory, we consider some of the most horrifying losses to affect wine, all of which were deliberate.

So, before we look at the most shocking examples, we should add that such acts don’t include the terrible losses due to natural disasters, from earthquakes to hurricanes and wildfires.

And, with that in mind, our thoughts go to the vintners and residents of Napa and Sonoma who are battling wildfires, which this week have caused so much devastation, and, tragically, the loss of human life.

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