If you really feel like throwing down some cash on some wine, you should fly out to Chicago this weekend for the Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Wine Auction at TRU Restaurant. Being that there will be things to spend money on at this auction, I expect Citigroup and their $45 billion of bailout money to be there for sure. If only the auction was in a couple of weeks then Citigroup could fly to Chicago in their new $50 million corporate jet.
This auction is the real deal, and these wines aren’t cheap for a reason. They are among the finest and rarest in the world. A nine-bottle lot of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc is projected to take in $18,000 – $28,000 and a lot of five-bottles of 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is projected to take in $15,000 – $22,000. Feeling frugal? Then look for the six-bottle lot of 1985 Opus One which is going for an estimated $800-$1200.
Check out Hart Davis Hart’s website for more info.