The most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction was offered at Christie’s in London, on December 5, 1985.
The bottle was handblown dark-green glass and capped with a nubby seal of thick black wax.
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Hubert had used this method to debunk several other supposedly ancient wines [source: Keefe].
Consulting glass and tool experts, Elroy concluded that the etching of "Th.
J" on the bottles could only have been done by modern dentist's drills, not 18th-century copper wheels [source: Keefe].
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