Pirates Pilfer Prized Bottles of Wine in Paris: $675,000 in Vintage Vino Vanish

Le vin a été volé ?

Dis-le n’est pas le cas !

C’est la vie!

source: Newsweek

Prized bottles of wine were stolen from a top-rated Paris restaurant in a heist worthy of an Ocean’s Elevenmovie.

More than 150 bottles were stealthily removed from the cellar of Maison Rostang, a Michelin two-star restaurant near the Arc de Triomphe. The estimated value of the stolen vintages is between 400,000 and 600,000 euros ($450,000-$675,000).

Employees discovered the bottles were missing on Monday, when they also found a 20-inch hole in the wall of the wine cellar, which was being renovated. Police believe the thieves first broke into a nearby section of the Catacombs before drilling into the restaurant, located near the French Senate. The hole may have been made by someone with access to the cellar, according to authorities, who are now reviewing security-camera footage.

About half of the bottles were old vintages from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti region in Burgundy. Others came from top Bordeaux vineyards Lafite Rothschild, Petrus and Latour.

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