Monday, 12 December 2011

Traveller spends €50,000 on wine at duty free in Paris

An airline passenger has made a record purchase at Paris CDG Airport by buying six bottle of wine for €50,000. The six bottles included some of the most famous bottles in history with a bottle of Romanee Conti 1995, a Chateau Margaux 2003, two bottle of Chateau Lafitte 1982 and two bottle of Petrus 1980.

The purchaser was described as a shopper from 'the far east' and beat the previous record last year when a woman spend nearly €30,000 on three bottles of wine.

A spokesmand for CDG airport said that 'high quality wines sold better at the end of the year.'

More than a million bottles of wine and nearly 400,000 bottle of champagne are purchased from Paris' two airports each year.

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