G20 bender

These are the wines that were served up to the G20 delegates. The total bill for the wine was a bargain £6000 which is a small fraction of the total wining and dining bill which was approximately £500,000. Perhaps the taxpayer should be grateful. Here is the list:

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1986 – 19 bottles @ £140 per bottle.

Château Leoville Poyferré 1989 – 29 bottles @ £60 per bottle.

Concha Y Toro Merlot Sunrise 2006 – 11 bottles @ £6 per bottle

Domaine de Planterieu 2006 – 13 bottles @ £5 per bottle

Nyetimber 1998 – 10 bottles @ £23

Louis Roederer Carte Blanche – 2 bottles @ £35

Fonseca 1977 – 5 bottles @ £137

Chapel Down Lamberhurst Eatste Bacchus Reserve 2004 – 30 bottles @ £10

Three Choirs Bacchus Estate Reserve 2004 – 17 bottles @ £10

The G20 weekend of excess  produced a statement and a document which has already been forgotten.

It was all designed to boost Gordon Brown’s image. He is now seen as the Walter Mitty of International politics.

2 thoughts on “G20 bender

  1. Terrible wine list……with all that money to hand they could have been a little more refined.

    Seriously though, if I was in charge of this event I would have put a ceiling price on the wine, £20 a bottle is enough to pay.

  2. as a french , i am not surprise to see that most of the vwine is french !!!
    and the most expensive too
    and the best !
    they dont refuse themself anything !
    Just discusting…
    when you think that us poor working people have to work like donkey just to survive and pay our bills !

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