This wine makes me feel very uneasy, especially with what is happening in America right now. My friend who works in the Swedish wine industry was visiting a wine storage facility in Denmark today and came across this very rare wine. It was given by Hitler to his Generals as a gift to commemorate his 54th birthday. These 1.5L magnums are so rare, they almost never come up for sale and are valued at more than £2000 each. The last recorded sale was in 2014. The wine inside was originally said to be of everyday quality, which means it would be shit now. I guess this is apt considering the ‘Fuhrer’ was arguably the shittiest human that ever existed.
While it may be valued at £2000, I would also argue it is actually worthless. What kind of person would actually buy this #wine? The story behind this specific bottle is interesting. The wine was brought to the supplier by a concerned widow who was clearing out her partner’s belongings and didn’t know what to do. She had already tried to sell it, couldn’t sell it, and so the owner of the business acquired it for nothing.
What’s even more interesting is that Hitler didn’t even drink wine. Yet he was so egotistical that he would give away wine emblazoned with his own image and name as presents to guests at his birthday party.. Just consider that for a moment…..