Government Hospitality Cellar wines valued at $75,000



2015-06-26 13:11:22

Government Hospitality Cellar wines valued at $75,000

Wine from the UK's Government Hospitality Cellar include the illustrious 1961 Chateau Latour

A selection of the world's finest wines from the Government Hospitality Cellar will appear at Christie's on March 21 in London.

1961 Chateau Latour The self-funding idea for the cellar has failed previously, with the government spending more thanit sold

The 39,000-bottle cellar serves the UK's government committee and their guests, dignitaries and royalty. Its wines are being sold in an effort to make the cellar self-funding.

It is hoped that the 54 bottles at auction, spread across six lots, will raise more than 50,000 ($75,421). Six bottles of Chateau Latour 1961 will lead bids at 20,000-30,000 ($30,096-45,144).

Christie's is also handling thesale of former Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang's wine collection on March 15-16.

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