Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fine line


The Guangdong unit of Sinopec, the largest oil refiner in China, is being investigated for spending $400,000 on expensive alcohol, including 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (the most favoured Chateau in China) at $1838 a bottle. It seems we missed quite a party. At a recent auction at Sotheby's in Hong Kong, two bottles of 1945 Lafite were sold for $49,914. The Rothschilds are now producing wine in China in a joint venture with Citic. The first vines were planted in 2008 and they added the Chinese character for 8 to the labels as a celebration and also to help their marketing as 8 is considered to be the luckiest number in China.

5 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

Well, WW, the dollars signs you quote have encouraged me to keep my wine cellar intact and to have vin de table with my evening meal.

9:40 am  
Blogger Angus said...

At Rosneft they stick to Petrus.

12:55 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Sante ED!

They're still on petrol at BP

7:59 am  
Blogger elleeseymour said...

Would you recommend Chinese wine? Have you tried it?

5:49 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi Ellee - no and yes!

10:48 am  

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