Victoria Beckham splashes out on a bottle of Screaming Eagle
Screaming Eagle wines are difficult to come by for even the most dedicated oenophiles.
Unless, of course, you are a Beckham.
Victoria and David Beckham lived up to their reputation as alcohol connoisseurs this week after posing with an eye-wateringly expensive bottle of Screaming Eagle wine on Snapchat.
Mrs Beckham showed off an empty bottle of the Cabernet Sauvignon on the app, but David Beckham’s hand conveniently covered the vintage on the label, hiding its true value.
The wine was opened to celebrate the Beckham’s son, model Brooklyn, returning to London from the US for Christmas, according to the Mail.
An average bottle of Screaming Eagle costs roughly £2,450, but the 14% ABV red wine can cost anywhere up to £2,750 depending on the vintage, according to Wine Searcher. Some vintages have even sold for upwards of £5,000 at auction.
Owing to its small-scale production, the Californian winery is notoriously exclusive, with customers singing up to Screaming Eagle’s waitlist for several years before being able to purchase a bottle at all.
The Beckham family are well-known for their love of fine wine and quality spirits, with David launching whisky bran Haig Club in 2014, as well as buying a Napa Valley vineyard as a present for his fashionista wife in 2008.
Back in October, Posh and Becks spared no expense when they drank almost £2,000 worth of vintage wine during a mid-week date night. Their drinks for the evening included a Château Margaux Grand Vin 1995, priced at £716 per bottle, a Château Cheval Blanc 2012 Premiere Grand Cru Class A, £430, and a Château Lafleur Pomerol 2006, which costs £601.
Last month, Victoria Beckham shared her expensive tastes with fellow celebrity Eva Longoria on This Morning, claiming that she wouldn’t even touch a bottle of wine if it cost less than £10.
Beckham’s condemnation of cheap wine came after presenter Alison Hammond asked what they would spend their money on if they were down to their last tenner.
Longoria opted for either avocados or wine, but Beckham responded: “For £10? I don’t think you’d like it.”