December 8, 2009: On this day, a bottle of 1928 Krug Champagne was, for a time, the most costly bottle of Champagne ever auctioned. The Krug Collection 75cl bottle was sold at the inaugural Hong Kong auction held by Acker Merrall & Condit. According to the catalog, it sold for £14,800 (US$21,200; €15,900) and was described as having “excellent color and condition.” The Head of Sotheby’s Wine Department, Serena Sutcliffe, described the 1928 Krug as “one of the greatest champagnes ever produced.”

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