Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wine chief forced to smash Grange

A regional manager for Australian drinks giant Fosters says he was forced to destroy two bottles of Penfolds Grange at Melbourne airport due to security restrictions.

Having just come back from Australia with 11 bottles of Seppelts fortifieds in my luggage I think the above story says more about Foster's employees than the difficulties of taking wine onto a plane.

Some of the comments here are, well, interesting!

An additional note. Mr Grant estimated the two bottles were probably worth about $3000. In the Langton's Auction sale of Dec 17 the two vintages of Grange went for less than $350AUD each; the 1980 for $332 and the most expensive bottle of 1982 was sold for $326. Works of art indeed!

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