The most expensive Fuder cask of Mosel wine

In 1923, when the legendary 1921 vintage was put to auction in Trier, the top Grünhaus wine, a Fuder cask (1000 litres) of Herrenberg Trockenbeerenauslese, reached the astonishing price of 100,000 Goldmarks, setting a record that remains unbroken to this day, representing around 2.5 million euros in today’s money. The lucky customer for this great wine was the New York Waldorf Astoria hotel. The auctioneer shattered his hammer in joy, the whole room rose for a standing ovation and the song ‘Oh Mosella’ rang out. Lieutenant-General von Schubert then donated a valuable new ivory auction hammer, which is still in use at the Trier wine auctions.

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