A New York liquor dealer on Tuesday (23 May) paid nine thousand, two hundred dollars (GBP3537) for a rare bottle of wine.
CU ZOOM BACK TO SV official in ceremonial address calls auction to order
GV & SV Bidders look through auction catalogues (2 shots)
CU Auction poster ZOOM BACK TO auctioneer
GV & SV Bidder (3 shots)
GV Audience applaud buyer at conclusion of bidding
CU Bottle of wing ZOOM OUT TO buyer (SOUND ON FILM)
INTERVIEWER: "Mr. Zenel, you're holding that like a baby - how precious is it to you?"
MR. ZENEL: "Like a baby".
INTERVIEWER: "92-hundred dollars...why does somebody pay that kind of money for a bottle of wine?"
MR. ZENEL: "Well Mouten 29 is the greatest wine in the 29 vintage. I've always wanted it. Now I've bought it."
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Background: A New York liquor dealer on Tuesday (23 May) paid nine thousand, two hundred dollars (GBP3537) for a rare bottle of wine.
Mr. Joseph Zenal bought the bottle at an auction of rare wines - and the price he paid was the highest on record.
The wine is a Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1929. These wines were placed in large bottles than the usual and as a result have matured much more slowly. The 1929 wine is considered by connoisseurs to be one of the great vintages of this century.
After the auction - and while still clutching his valuable bottle -Mr. Zenel was questioned by newsmen.