National News | Dec 12

Traveller breaks record, spending 50,000 euros on wine

‘Tis the season for that special bottle

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One lavish traveller is planning on ending this year in grandiose style.

A man purchased six bottles of rare wines for nearly $80,000 Canadian dollars at a Parisian duty free shop.  His purchase consisted of a bottle of Romanee Conti 1995, a Chateau Margaux 2003, two bottles of Chateau Lafitte 1982 and two bottles of Petrus 1980.

Such purchases can be the result of impulse buying, or in some cases the result of a customer asking the  shop to find a bottle of a particular year for a special occasion.

High-quality wines typically sell better at the end of the year as people move to compliment their holiday trips or gatherings with a little extra style.

Each Duty Free Canada shop’s page lists contact information should you wish to place a special order.  Or you can call ahead of time just to see what special finds are already on hand.  Duty Free Canada land border shops offer better prices than airport stores because they operate at lower prices, and these savings are passed on to you!

Source: BBC – Traveller blows 50,000 euros on wine at Paris duty free


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