A wine heist plagues Paris, as 150 bottles of wine worth $675k are stolen from a Michelin-starred restaurant


Just about everyone understands the value of good expensive wine; and that’s possibly why a gang of thieves broke into a cellar of a restaurant and looted 150 bottles of wine. The setting was a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, Maison Rostang. It’s prime location – near the Arc de Triomphe – is what makes it undeniably popular with locals and tourists.

Employees were shocked to discover a 50-centimeter hole in the cellar, which carries an impressive portfolio of wines including bottles from the famed vineyards of Petrus in France. The world’s most expensive wine, Romanée-Conti can also be found on the extensive wine list of the two-starred Michelin diner.

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Police are considering the stolen crates of wine to valued anywhere near 400,000 – 600,000 euros. Unquestionably the heist has garnered attention from global media outlets.

A similar unfortunate incident took place a decade ago, when a 44-year-old man was arrested by the French police for having stolen more than 500 bottles of fine wine from some of the most prominent restaurants in Paris.

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[Via:Telegraph]