Hunger be damned, there's wine to be auctioned! According to Reuters, Christie's Auction House sold the most expensive bottle of wine in history on Tuesday - $304,375 for an imperial-sized bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947, a Bordeaux. While it's the most money spent on a bottle of wine, it's not the most expensive. Since an imperial-sized bottle is equal to eight standard bottles, a standard-sized bottle of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild vintage 1869 that sold for $232,000 still holds the priciest-by-the-sip record.
Perhaps sixty years from now someone will pay a similar price for a Four Loko 2010. The vintage of caffeinated booze is about to become really rare, because producer Phusion Projects will no longer add caffeine, guarana and taurine to any of their products. Not that they're happy about it. In a press release, company owners Chris Hunter, Jeff Wright and Jaisen Freeman said, "We have repeatedly contended - and still believe, as do many people throughout the country - that the combination of alcohol and caffeine is safe. If it were unsafe, popular drinks like rum and colas or Irish coffees that have been consumed safely and responsibly for years would face the same scrutiny that our products have recently faced."
What better way to savor that final jittery buzz than by cracking open those last alcoholic energy beverages and watching tonight as South Park skewers celebrity chefs? Eater.com has a preview.
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