Wines older than 50 years begin to decline and eventually turn into vinegar. But that doesn't stop serious collectors from paying even more for them. How well do you know your wine? Test your wino wit with this quiz.
When they first sold, bottles of 1982 Mouton-Rothschild went for about $400. How much do they catch now?
Some well-known wines from Bordeaux, like Lafite, Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem, continue to impress wine connoisseurs annually. Others, however, have disappeared and gained cult status, like the 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon. How much did one bottle sell?
Although during the mid-1900s some wine snobs initially lifted their noses, the 1951 Penfolds Grange is now considered one of the best vintages in the world. How much does one cost?
Ah, the summer of 1947: hot and dry. Perfect, of course, for a bottle of 1947 Cheval Blanc, which caught how much at an auction?
There have only been three vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's Duvault-Blochet made from grand cru grapes: in 1934, 1999 and 2002. How much did the rare 1934 vintage go for?
More contemporary vintages can still pack a punch and demand high prices. A recent 2003 bottle, another from Domain de la Romanée-Conti, snatched how much?
A fierce 2001 bidding war at Sotheby's in New York raised the price of a Montrachet 1978, one of the most expensive drinkable wines ever sold. How much did it cost?
The most expensive white wine ever sold, a bottle of 1797 Chateau d'Yquem, went for how much?
The much-hyped 2005 Chateau Petrus set a record for its vintage pricing. What was it?
A 1797 Chateau Lafite, a single bottle of Bordeaux wine, became the most expensive wine in the world when it sold at Christie's auction house. How much did the bottle sell for?