Here comes a serious one: Labour MP Tom Brown has urged the British government to sell off the contents of its valuable wine cellar (!) to show the public they are serious about moving the country out of its financial doldrums.

Goodbye to Chateau Petrus and others

After badgering the government for nearly 13 months, he now possesses a full list of the wines, which include a £2500 bottle of 1978 Chateau Petrus and a 1955 Chateau Latour worth around £1000.

Four fifths of the stock is French, it also contains some of the rarer and high value 1878 Cognacs. Perhaps a P Roulleau Vintage Cognac, or perhaps Otard Dupuy & Co Cognac from 1878.  Maybe even Frascac Cognac or Vieux Cognac Domaine du Mazureau Millesime…

If so, there’s sure to be no shortage of buyers if the stock is ever put up for sale.

Sources: www.bbc.co.uk, news.uk.msn.com, uk.news.yahoo.com

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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