The week in pictures: Hong Kong

The wine seems to be from the same cache that Rodenstock uncovered in 1980s in Paris, but it’s unclear how the bottle, along with three other Thomas Jefferson bottles (1787 Branne-Mouton, 1787 Chateau d’Yquem and 1987 Château Margaux,) ended up in Hong Kong collector George Wong’s possession.

In the book Billionaire’s Vinegar, it says that at least two dozens of the so-called Jefferson bottles were drunk, broken, or sent for scientific tests, and in collector’s cellars, the exact number of the bottles was never known as Rodentstock had always been elusive. But the book did not mention there were bottles sold to Hong Kong collectors. However, it’s certain that George Wong had met with Rodenstock and attended at least a tasting hosted by the controversial wine collector. The image above shows a bottle of 1789 Château Margaux that Rodenstock opened at a dinner on 3rd July, 2001 in honour of Wong’s visit to Munich.

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