This Single Bottle Of Wine Is Worth More Than A Year Of Rent

Photographed by Catherine DeOrio.
This weekend, I watched a documentary about a guy who pulled a massive con and sold more than $20 million in rare vintage wine. If that seems hard to believe (and it is), know this: A single bottle of wine can legitimately cost $15,000. Yep! That right, five figures for one bottle of 1985 Richebourg Cru. The wine was ranked the No. 1 most expensive wine in the world by the U.K.’s Winesearcher. (French wines occupy the top three spots, go figure!)

Here's some good wine trivia to impress your friends: The nose behind the Richebourg Cru was a man named Henri Jayer, a legendary oenologist who produced “frustratingly small quantities” of wine, and pioneered new grape farming and wine producing techniques. While $15,000 is a lot of dough, it’s important to keep things in perspective. The most expensive wine ever sold was a 1947 Cheval-Blanc at a price of over $300,000. I’ll just stick to my simple snacks and bottles like these, thank you very much.



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