Wines older than 50 years begin to decline and eventually turn into vinegar. But that doesn't stop serious collectors from paying even more for them. How well do you know your wine? Test your wino wit with this quiz.
Now worth 25 times its original price, a 1982 Mouton-Rothschild can go for as much as $10,000.
A case of 1941 Inglebrook Cabernet Sauvignon sold in Los Angeles for about $25,000 a bottle. Director and winery owner Francis Ford Coppola bought two for himself in 2004.
Developed by Max Schubert, the godfather of Australian wine, it fetches a very impressive $40,000 at auctions. Bottoms up down under!
This famous bottle, a large three liters, cost $135,125, or $33,781.25 for a typical 750 mL bottle.
A pre-auction tasting led to an impressive score of 99, and the bottle sold for $20,145.
The 2003 DRC goes for about $4,650, but good luck getting one, even if you can afford it: Its makers sell mainly to loyal customers who have bought DRC for years.
The lot of seven bottles of white wine went for $167,500, or close to $24,000 per bottle.
The Antique Wine Company purchased the bottle in 2006 for $90,000, crushing the previous record of $56,000 set in 1985.
The Petrus, a merlot, sold for $3,176. Keep in mind -- this was after Miles, the ornery wine connoisseur from the film "Sideways," declared his strong dislike merlot and sent its popularity plummeting, making the Chateau Petrus price all the more impressive.
The 1797 Chateau Lafite sold for $160,000, even though it's essentially an old bottle of vinegar right now. The big catch? Marked on the bottle's side are the intial's "Th. J," indicating that the wine once belonged in Thomas Jefferson's collection.