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  • Government Hospitality Cellar wines valued at $75,000
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    Paul Fraser
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Government Hospitality Cellar wines valued at $75,000

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 than it 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 the sale of former Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang's wine collection on March 15-16.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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