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Fergie, Webber Store Their Vintage Wines in 1-billion pound ‘Fort Knox for wines’ cellar


Wine-lovers including Manchester United manger Sir Alex Ferguson and music composer Lord Lloyd-Webber have stored their vintage bottles for this Christmas in a cellar in Cotswold, England, where one billion pounds worth of the finest wines in the world can be found.

Corsham Cellars, a 20-acre high-security vault, is the size of 13 football pitches and holds 650,000 cases of the world’s most expensive wines.

About seven million bottles of Chateau Lafites, Latours, Petrus’, Palmers, Margauxs and Haut Brions have been stacked floor to ceiling in the disused mine, which was bought by Octavian wine merchants in 1989.

Octavian wine merchants said that they have 160 trade and 1,800 private customers, who each pay a minimum fee of 95 pounds a year.

“Customers buy fine wine quite young and then it has to be laid down for 10 or 30 years before it will be drunk,” The Daily Star quoted Laurie Greer, Cellar Master, as saying.

Greer also said that from a value point of view, the wine bottles starts at about five pounds a bottle to as much as 30,000 to 40,000 pounds a bottle.

Considered as the ‘Fort Knox for wines’, the entire area is fenced off, has CCTV cameras everywhere and security guards.

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Thursday, January 18, 5:37 pm

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