The global economy suffered serious blows, but that does not mean that the Russian oligarchs, Saudi princes, collectors and others 0,001 percent of the people stopped spending absurd amounts of money on strange, extravagant and funny things.
On 24 September 2011, a 153 year old Cognac Cuvee Leonie has been sold for a record price of $156,740 at auction in Shanghai at the Art Peace Hote.
Nowadays Cuvee Leonie by Cognac Croizet (750ml) enter the the Guinness Book of Records. You can order it from FinancialDistrict Wine&Liquor for $156,760, and will be available in New York.
This cognac is become famous for Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower who plotted the allies victory in World War 2 over an 1858 Croizet that had been secreted out of France by the French Underground.