BOT­TLE OF WINE FETCHES US$350,000 AT AUC­TION

National Post (Latest Edition) - - NEWS - Laura Bre­haut, Post­media News

An unas­sum­ing 750- mL bot­tle of

Caber­net Sauvi­gnon has set a se­ri­ous record. The Set­ting re­cently sold for US$350,000, mak­ing it the most ex­pen­sive bot­tle of wine ever auc­tioned, ac­cord­ing to the Emeril La­gasse Foun­da­tion. “Wine­maker to the stars” Jesse Katz cre­ated the 2015 vin­tage es­pe­cially for Hol­ly­wood agent Shep Gor­don. Gor­don, the sub­ject of Mike My­ers’ 2013 doc­u­men­tary Su­per­me­n­sch, do­nated the bot­tle to chef Emeril La­gasse’s an­nual char­ity wine auc­tion, Car­ni­vale du Vin. Ac­cord­ing to The Drinks Busi­ness, the fact that it was the sole bot­tle avail­able for pur­chase only added to its al­lure as a col­lec­tor’s item. Pro­ceeds from the auc­tion went to non-profit youth ed­u­ca­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions. A pri­vate col­lec­tor from Mis­sis­sippi re­port­edly chipped in with a group of friends to buy the bot­tle.

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