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Apr 4, 2012

D is for Dionysus


Dionysus, god of wine and merriment, was one of the twelve great Olympians and a son of Zeus (He was born out of one of Zeus’s thighs!). He was said to have kept a gang of maenads and satyrs around him on a regular basis and during festivals held in his honor, he would lead his noisy sidekicks through the streets in the disguise of a bull. Then, they would go out and get totally wasted, though wine was not originally a big part of the festivities.
Still, Dionysus was a party animal.
Here is my list of wines that a total rockstar like Dionysus might serve at a party (Thank you, Forbes.com):

  1. Chateau Lafite 1787 –– $160,000
  2. Jeronarm Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 –– $114,000
  3. Sherry Massandra Collection 1775 –– $43,500
  4. Chateau d’Yquem 1784 –– $56,588
  5. Le Montrachet, DRC 1978 –– $23,929
  6. Screaming Eagle 1994 –– $3,833
The exorbitant price tags on these single bottles of wine makes my wallet grow another layer of dust. And these are the prices people actually paid for these wines, in auctions mostly. Still, it’s ridiculous. What do you think?
Quote of the Day
“I’m disgraced, like, say-my-name-and-everyone-cringes disgraced. Don’t ask why, you’ll know soon enough.” ––Prophecy of the Most Beautiful


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5 comments:

  1. Those wines are pricey!!

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

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    #atozchallenge

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  2. Great post! Indeed he was a party animal and he sure liked his wine and music! I can't believe people would actually buy such wines! The one for £5 up the local shop is good enough for me! Crazy!

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  3. I totally agree! I have a problem paying twenty bucks for a bottle of wine, let alone ten grand! But then again, It has to be nice to have money to blow like that!

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  4. I go for the $3 wine at Walmart.

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