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Auction house is auctioning wine from space - but the price should shock even the super-rich

2021-05-06T07:00:17.891Z

Christie's is auctioning a bottle of Chateau Petrus that matured on the ISS space station. When it comes to the price, millionaires are likely to stop hearing and tasting.



Christie's is auctioning a bottle of Chateau Petrus that matured on the ISS space station.

When it comes to the price, millionaires are likely to stop hearing and tasting.

New York - Are you in the mood for a special wine and a million dollar change?

Then Christie's has just the thing for you: The New York auction house is auctioning a bottle of red wine that has matured in a special place.

The noble drop circled the earth in the International Space Station for 14 months before landing back on earth in January of this year.

The unearthly drop from the world-famous French vineyard Château Petrus near Bordeaux is one of a total of twelve Grand Crus that made the journey into space together.

Tests by the Institute of Wine Sciences at the University of Bordeaux show that this did not harm Peter.

Accordingly, the space wine remains a top product.

There are only changes in color and in some fragrance or flavor notes.

The wine experts found that the space wine had a somewhat “more floral aroma”.

Red wine from space is part of an international research project

The red wines are part of a Franco-German research project in which the University of Erlangen and the French spatial research agency CNES are also involved.

The resistance of the wine and 320 vines, which were also exposed to weightlessness on the ISS, were tested.

According to the scientists, the findings could help to adapt agriculture to climate change.

Christie's is auctioning the wine in a private auction, at which buyer and price remain under lock and key, if so desired.

The proceeds will benefit future space missions dealing with agricultural research.

Bottle from space is likely to be the most expensive wine of all time

Petrus wines are among the most expensive in the world with a price of several thousand euros per bottle.

The usual prices should now be far exceeded once again.

If the estimated price of the equivalent of 830,000 euros is actually achieved, it would be the most expensive wine bottle in the world.

The previous maximum price for a 0.75 liter bottle of wine was achieved in 2018 at the auction house Sotheby's.

At that time, a bottle of Romanée-Conti vintage 1945 changed hands for $ 558,000.

List of rubric lists: © Christophe Ena

Source: merkur

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