A picture of a receipt of RM147,000 Dinner with a bottle of Romanée Conti which being shared and forwarded many in the past 24hours. Why a dinner of 4 person can end up in RM147K total bill, the service tax and service charge alone is about RM20K. Netizen commented that they would not able to settle the bill as the amount is greater than their annual income.
Imagine a Manager who draw RM10,000/month, will have a RM120,000 annual income, consider he received 2month salary as year end bonus. With the RM140,000 (exclude all life expenses and commitment), he still not afford to pay the bill of RM147,000.
Someone commented “This is ridiculous, too expensive, who can afford to pay it.” Even the bill above with a huge amount, however, someone had settled the bill for sure.
One of my friend once quotes “It always not because the item is expensive, is you are the one who not afford it”
That’s why I always say, do work hard to earn more money, get more income from any possible legal methods. You will never know, which day in your life, when a friend of you order a bottle of wine, and you do not even can afford to share the bill.
The world’s most precious elixir, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, has confirmed its leading position in the 2017 rankings published on March 22 by auction website iDealwine. A bottle of the 2000 vintage of “DRC” was sold for €17,146 (RM82, 590) . Cases of the ultra-famous Burgundy estate also topped the charts with prices reaching €33,562.
Extraordinary auction prices for Domaine de la Romanée Conti wines are hardly surprising in view of the Burgundy estate’s track record. At a sale in Cannes last July, a case containing an assortment of 12 bottles of Romanée-Conti from 1996 was sold for a record €36,225. Under the hammer of Baghera/wines a month earlier, a 1999 jeroboam of DRC fetched €76,300 in Geneva.
Above and beyond Romanée-Conti’s hegemony, do ultra expensive wines have a typical profile? Well, according to the iDealwine rankings, they will virtually always be red. And in 46 per cent of cases, they will be from the Bordeaux region, both in terms of value (47 per cent) and volume (46 per cent). The Gironde wine region is represented by such big-hitters as Petrus, Château d’Yquem, Château Lafite Rothschild, and Château Haut Brion.
However, this dominant position may be on the wane given that Burgundy wines have progressed from 21 per cent to 25 per cent in terms of volume. The Rhone Valley is now the third-placed region for the most expensive wines, overtaking Champagne (2 per cent). According to iDealwine, which cites the example of the very successful Clos Rougeard, the Loire Valley region is the one that is likely to make the most headway in the near future.