Three Days, The Best Wines, $17,500
The experience costs $17,500 which actually seems like a relatively fair deal considering the prices some of these wines fetch. But the question Alder ponders, and which I am now wondering about is whether or not this is the experience of a lifetime or perhaps a waste of time, money and fabulous wine. With 30 wines per night, it's not like you would get a chance to savor or even appreciate the wine in your glass before another great pour came zipping through. After three days and all that wine you would not be left with the distinctive taste-memory of this rare Burgundy or that delicious Barolo, instead there would be just a pleasant gustatory blur. Of course, if you have the cash, what a way to spend three days, as long as you can also afford a spartan spa getaway to recuperate.