Friday, March 18, 2011

POP SINGER PUTS WINE COLLECTION UP FOR AUCTION


Wine News

You may remember him as the singer of the 1986 hit record, "The Lady In Red," but Chris De Burgh has found another way to make red pay off for him.

Decanter reported last year that DeBurgh has decided to put up for auction 320 bottles and 84 magnums from his extensive wine collection.  He told Decanter that he simply couldn't bring himself to drink them.  Luxist says the collection of mainly red wines is expected to bring in about 200,000 pounds at Christie's King Street in London on March 23, 2011.

De Burgh's collection includes such prizes as a case ofChateau Lafite-Rothschild 1945, with an estimated value of 12,000 to 16,000 pounds. He is also offering Latour '61Mouton '82Cheval Blanc '78 and a complete vertical collection of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild vintages from 1945 to the present.  That 62-magnum vertical is expected to fetch 70,000 to 90,000 pounds.