Alex Ferguson Wine Auction

alex ferguson wine auction

Just three of the 5000 bottles on offer from Fergie’s cellar

Sir Alex Ferguson is to sell his fine wine collection estimated at £3 million. The 5,000 bottle collection was made during Ferguson’s long tenure in charge of Manchester United. He took up wine collecting in 1991 during a visit to France and it developed in to a way to relieve the stress of his job. “Taking an interest in wine allowed me to have an interest outside the game”

The collection is mostly Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, a French Burgundy which Christie’s International Director of Wine David Elswood said “is probably the wine in vogue, the wine of the moment in terms of demand” and continued: “So hopefully that’s going to draw the attention of not just Alex Ferguson fans but wine fans too.”

Fine; Rare Wines from The Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE will be offered over three auctions: Hong Kong on 24th May (257 lots), London on 5th June (140 lots),and at an online auction which will run from 9th to 23rd June (85 lots)

UPDATE! – The first auction of Sir Alex’s collection at Hong Kong netted £2.2 million.

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