Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wine Auction

April 23 (Bloomberg) -- An underground bunker used by the British army to store explosives in Hong Kong's 1941 fight against invading Japanese troops will witness another battle tomorrow: for fine Burgundies and first-growth Bordeaux.
About 180 bidders are expected to pack the concrete vault, 50 feet (15 meters) below the surface, to bid for 246 lots Bonhams is offering in the city's first wine auction in a decade. The sale -- featuring a 1955 Bordeaux and bottles of California's Screaming Eagle cabernet -- is estimated to fetch more than $1.5 million, the auction house said. Read more
This is one of the moments where I wished my father's name was Rockefeller ;-)

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