The World's Most Expensive White Wine
A record for the world's most expensive bottle of white wine has been set with a $90,000 1787 Sauternes from Château d'Yquem. Stephen Williams, Managing Director of Antique Wine Company said that the company has been "working for some time on this commission and the purchaser is a long standing customer of ours." The client is a U.S.-based wine collector and the wine was sold by a private collector in France. The bottle has been inspected and re-corked several times during the past century. The grapes were picked when George Washington became the first President of the U.S. and so the wine has value as a piece of history regardless over whether the wine itself has held up through time. Williams is taking no chances getting the wine to the client. He picked it up from France in his private plane and will fly it over to the U.S. to personally hand it to the new owner.