30th Jun 2012, 17:43
Certainly way out of my league........
Penfolds releases Kalimna Block 42 wine worth $168,000 | PerthNow (http://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/fishing/penfolds-releases-168000-wine/story-fn7qf6t1-1226412434639)
I suspect the oligarchs will be fighting over the dozen bottles available.
30th Jun 2012, 17:59
For a special occasion wine, I would pay a day's wages.
If I earned $168,000 a day - what the hell? ;)
Solid Rust Twotter
30th Jun 2012, 20:21
Sour grape juice? Not a cent. If it happens to be red and one is in a forgiving frame of mind, it may be worth mixing with Coca Cola on a hot day while fishing. Otherwise no.....
30th Jun 2012, 20:45
So you buy a bottle of wine for 'x', and it's 'too good to drink', so what's the point? It's like having a beautiful girl in your bed and she's too good to shag.
Also, if you're never going to drink the wine, and apparently many collectors don't, it might be like horse piss, and nobody would ever know. It's all a bit of a con.
30th Jun 2012, 20:52
Above all don't lay her down for years in the hope that she'll improve. She won't.
Shag her now but don't spend more than €2 on the wine. She can't tell the difference.
30th Jun 2012, 21:36
As Checkers wrote, it depends on your income / wealth.
I've been reading about Middle East punters in London now for pre-Ramadan respite having their expensive and exotic cars (Bugatti Veyrons with white gold and porcelain inlays) airfreighted to the UK.
To customers such as this, $168,000 might be a mere trifle, however they probably wouldn't be interested in buying alcohol anyway . . .
30th Jun 2012, 22:18
At that price, it would need to taste at least as good coming up as it did going down.
30th Jun 2012, 22:42
" To customers such as this, $168,000 might be a mere trifle, however they probably wouldn't be interested in buying alcohol anyway . . ."
Those :mad: are more corrupt and depraved than any of us infidels when they are in " toytown ".
1st Jul 2012, 01:22
Whaddya mean you can't sell me a case?
1st Jul 2012, 07:38
If it happens to be red and one is in a forgiving frame of mind, it may be worth mixing with Coca Cola on a hot day while fishing. Otherwise no.....
According to my mate, who invests in wine for later resale (often at £1K a bottle), the rich chinese do exactly that - buy a £10K bottle of Latour or similar and mix it with coke. If you have ever tried chinese wine you can probably understand why - the plonk they produce tastes like it's mixed with coke when it isn't.
Solid Rust Twotter
1st Jul 2012, 08:09
Called a Catembe in Mozambique, Mr UFO.