Paris & Bordeaux, 21 November
The theft of €400 – €600K in fine wines from the Maison Rostang, a venerable 2-Michelin star Parisian restaurant made headlines this summer after police found a tunnel dug underneath into their cellars.
Approximately 15O bottles were stolen by thieves who apparently were able to squeeze through an opening just 50cm wide. The collection of the great chef is said to have included Petrus and Domaine Romanée-Conti. That was July, 2019 when the theft occurred during a Sunday night.
Fast forward to November 3rd, Bordeaux. Just a few weeks ago, another massive theft was suffered by a wine collector and ‘courtier’ of wine in Bordeaux. Thieves broke into the personal cellar of this wine tradesman/agent’s home and made off with €500K worth of fine wines. This cache included First Growths such as Chateau Margaux, Lafite Rothschild, Yquem and also the elusive Pétrus.
What’s going on?
And How Can YOU Prevent Theft Vulnerability of Your
Wine thefts have escalated in recent years. And not just in France. It is a global phenomenon. In the past decades a trend has arisen where great collectors will stock their cellars and then borrow against their Ali Baba’s treasure trove. But more and more, not keeping these gems in a steel vault is a BIG mistake. Earlier in the spring the Burgundy house, Domaine Forey, suffered a loss of £100K when 998 bottles, including 9 Magnums and 43 Jerobaums were stolen in a stealth of night heist.
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